Nine facilities with significant damage
Following a rash of winter storms last week, Arlington ISD Superintendent Dr. Marcelo Cavazos feared that not all of his schools would re-open this week. As teams of district maintenance workers and contractors made their way through 95 facilities over the weekend to assess the damage, that could be the case.
“Our assessment shows good news and bad news. The good news is, our maintenance crews will be able to make necessary repairs at most of our campuses. The bad news is that nine of our facilities have significant damage and we aren’t sure they will be ready to open for in-person instruction this week.”
The nine locations in question in the Arlington ISD include:
- High Schools – Lamar, Martin and Sam Houston
- Elementary Schools – Dunn, Morton, Thornton, West, Wood
- Administrative – Annex 5
While Cavazos isn’t certain when all of the repairs will be made, he commits that his team will work as quickly as possible. “We know that uncertainty is hard on families and they’ve had way too much of that to deal with.We commit to keeping them and all of our staff informed as we have more concrete information on when we can safely re-open.”
The district will post information on school re-opening dates and access to resources for families and staff members on their winter weather web page.