The United Independent School District will hold classes for tomorrow, February 3. Classes will begin at their regularly scheduled time and parents should plan accordingly. Students are reminded to dress warmly in layers, observing the District’s dress code, and cover exposed skin when outdoors.
Students who take the bus are reminded not to arrive at the bus stop more than 10 minutes prior to the scheduled pick up time. The UISD Transportation Department will work to ensure that buses are running on time. If an emergency notice should be issued for students living in the colonias of Hwy 59, Hwy 359, and Penitas along Mines Road, the Transportation Department will notify the schools affected so that information can be made available to parents/guardians. Additionally, parents/guardians may contact the Transportation Department at (956) 473-5230 for this information.
Like many residential homes and businesses in the City today, UISD also experienced rotating power outages, known as “brownouts” at some of its campuses. UISD Officials were informed of these rotating “brownouts” in the morning when the school day was in progress, by representatives of American Electric Power (AEP) Company. A schedule of when or where these “brownouts” were going to take place was not provided. However, by about 3:00 p.m. today, ERCOT discontinued them, according to news reports.
The District will continue to post information via its website, SchoolMessenger, and with local media outlets.
The District urges all to be prepared for the cold temperatures and to be mindful of the hazards and safety rules of winter weather.