As always at Melissa Schools, we work to do what is in the best interest of all students. When it comes to hazardous weather conditions, we not only consider but prioritize the safety of our bus drivers and student drivers.
Based on the current information that we have, a significant number of Melissa ISD families and staff members have been impacted by rolling power outages over the last 12 hours. Additionally, roadways have become hazardous across the metroplex due to the winter storm and the weather forecast predicts historically low temperatures in the coming days.
Due to concerns related to continued rolling power outages, coupled with instructional guidelines put forth by the Texas Education Agency (TEA), a transition to remote instruction is not a feasible option for Melissa ISD. As a result, Melissa ISD schools and offices will be closed on Tuesday, February 16 and Wednesday, February 17; there will not be in-person, virtual, or remote instruction on these days.
School officials will reconvene on Wednesday to reevaluate area conditions, determine the next steps, and provide an update to families regarding school operations. Looking ahead, Melissa ISD will utilize the built-in Bad Weather Makeup Days on March 29 and May 27, and will request a waiver from TEA for any future unexpected school closures.
We look forward to reaching the other side of this unprecedented winter weather event and returning to business as usual. Until then, please continue to stay warm, stay safe, and stay weather-aware in the days ahead.