HISD, more than 30 other Houston-area school districts extend closures through second-week of April

Houston ISD and at least 30 other Houston-area school districts announced Monday that they will remain shuttered through the second week of April as a precaution to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

HISD officials said in a statement that the district would remain closed through April 10.

“As districts around the state and across the country continue to grapple with how to proceed in this unprecedented challenge to public health and education, the Houston Independent School District supports the nation’s need to flatten the curve of the COVID-19 pandemic,” the statement read.

On Monday, April 6, HISD administrators will evaluate whether a closure beyond April 10 is necessary.

The district will provide parents with information regarding online learning and alternative education options later this week.

Several other districts and private schools in the area announced that they, too, will remain closed through April.

The following school districts and campuses will remain closed through at least April 10 unless otherwise designated. We will continually update this list as new information is made available:

  • Abbey Academy Daycare and Preparatory School
  • Alief ISD
  • Aldine ISD
  • Alvin ISD
  • Channelview ISD
  • Clear Creek ISD
  • Cy-Fair ISD
  • Conroe ISD
  • Dickinson ISD
  • Fort Bend ISD
  • Friendswood ISD
  • Galveston ISD
  • Goose Creek CISD
  • Hempstead ISD
  • Hitchcock ISD
  • Holy Trinity Episcopal School, in northeast Houston
  • Houston ISD
  • Humble ISD
  • Huffman ISD
  • Katy ISD (through April 13)
  • Klein ISD
  • Lamar CISD
  • La Porte ISD
  • Magnolia ISD
  • MeyerPark Elementary Charter School
  • Montgomery ISD
  • Needville ISD
  • New Caney ISD (through April 20)
  • Pasadena ISD
  • Pearland ISD
  • Royal ISD
  • Sheldon ISD
  • Spring Branch ISD
  • Stafford MSD
  • Tomball ISD
  • Waller ISD
  • Wharton ISD (through March 29)
  • Willis ISD
  • The Varnett Public School
  • Yellowstone Academy

Phone banks

  • Harris County Phone Bank: 713-634-1110 (Open 24/7)
  • City of Houston Phone Bank: 832-393-4220 (Weekdays 9a-7p, Saturdays 9a-3p)
  • Fort Bend County Phone Bank: 281-633-7795 (Weekdays 8a-5p)

About the Author:

Briana Zamora-Nipper joined the KPRC 2 digital team in 2019. When she’s not hard at work in the KPRC 2 newsroom, you can find Bri drinking away her hard earned wages at JuiceLand, running around Hermann Park, listening to crime podcasts or ransacking the magazine stand at Barnes & Noble.