Dallas Weather: Dallas, Fort Worth ISDs among several canceling classes as winter weather hits North Texas
DALLAS - Several North Texas school districts have already canceled classes Tuesday because of the wintry weather.
Dallas and Forth Worth ISDs are among those who announced they will not be holding classes on Tuesday.
MORE: Full list of school closings & delays
The majority of the schools that decided to close Monday are west of the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex.
They include Aledo, Argyle, Aubrey, Azle, Brock, Castleberry, Celina, Dublin, Eagle-Mountain-Saginaw, Gordon, Granbury, Jacksboro, Lake Worth, Little Elm, Millsap, Mineral Wells, Northwest, Palo Pinto, Peaster, Poolville, Rains, Santo, Sherman, Stephenville, Tolar, Weatherford, and White Settlement ISDs.
Several North Texas school districts called off classes at the last minute Monday, angering many parents.
Northwest ISD branches across Denton, Tarrant and Wise counties. It closed school Monday morning because of the freezing drizzle that made road conditions dangerous. But that message didn’t go out to families and staff until around 8 a.m.
While the district apologized for the late notice on social media, many parents argued the decision should have been made in a timelier manner.
It was a similar story in Argyle ISD in Denton County.
Families who had already dropped off their children were told to return to pick them up. Buses also returned to the schools around 9 a.m. to bring students home.
Fort Worth and Dallas ISDs decided to follow normal dismissal times Monday.
David Bates" is Dallas ISD's chief operating officer.
Like Fort Worth ISD and many other districts, Dallas ISD made the decision quickly to cancel all after-school activities Monday.
Now, it is keeping a close eye on the forecast for Tuesday and beyond.
"But it is a day-by-day decision," Bates said.
Bates has this advice for parents.
"I'd like them to monitor all the social media sites," he said. "So we're on Facebook, and we have Twitter, and then we have our website."
Monday Early Release
Students in Alvarado, Bland, Blue Ridge, Bridgeport, Canton, Carroll, Chico, Community, Coppell, Crandall, Decatur, Denton, Everman, Glen Rose, Godley, Kaufman, Kerens, Krum, Lewisville, Mabank, Malakoff, Mansfield, Muenster, North Lamar, Pilot Point, Pottsboro, Quinlan, S&S, Scurry-Rosser, Sivells Bend, Springtown, Sunnyvale, Terrell, Venus and Whitney ISDs will be released early Monday.
At Solder Elementary School in Everman, some families did not want to wait until the afternoon. One grandparent told FOX 4 she did not want to take any chances.
"The traffic will be really bad. It'll be real bad. So, I just wanted to come on. I stayed home today. I wasn’t feeling well. I drive for a living in the weather, so I decided to go ahead and pull her out of school," Yolanda Taylor said.
Dallas College is closing all locations at 5 p.m.
DBU and UT Arlington moved classes online.
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Districts that have already decided to close for Tuesday include Dallas, Fort Worth, Arlington, Commerce, Everman, Grand Prairie, Grapevine-Colleyville, Irving, Kennedale, Keller, Lone Oak, Northwest, Terrell, Kaufman, Highland Park, Rockwall, DeSoto, HEB, Mesquite, Blue RIdge, Bridgeport, Carroll, Allen, Frisco Duncanville, Forney, Carrollton-Farmers Branch, Muenster, Princeton, Millsap, Weatherford, Wylie, Denton, Garland, Argyle, Brock, Denison, Mansfield, White Settlement, Cedar Hill, Mineral Wells, Cleburne, Rio Vista, Chico, Springtown, Red Oak, Crowley and Pilot Point ISDs.
TCU, UT Dallas, Collin College and Dallas College are also canceling classes Tuesday.
After-School Activities Canceled
Most North Texas school districts have canceled or rescheduled after-school athletic events for Monday and Tuesday.