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Texarkana ISD district officials continually monitor weather conditions during the overnight and early morning hours when inclement weather is possible. TISD considers several factors before making a decision to close school, delay school, or dismiss school early due to inclement weather.  These primary factors include:

  • The health, safety, and welfare of students and staff.
  • The safe transport of students and staff to school.

Cancellations, Delays, and Early Releases – How Decisions are Made
When inclement weather threatens normal school operations, the following steps are taken:

  • District personnel evaluate the roadways and travel conditions across the district.
  • District Administration consults with Texarkana ISD transportation staff, emergency management officials, the highway department, the sheriff’s department, and area districts.
  • After considering all the information from external and internal sources, the TISD Administration will decide whether to delay or cancel school as soon as possible.
  • If a decision is made to delay or cancel school, Texarkana ISD will communicate the details in various ways.

The Communication Process – What Happens Next
When a decision is made to cancel school, delay school, or dismiss school early, the district will notify the community using the following modes of communication:

  • Mass Communication call, text, and email alert
  • The Texarkana ISD Website
  • Texarkana ISD Facebook
  • The Texarkana Gazette
  • Local television stations: KTAL, KTBS, KSLA

Because of the uncertainty of weather conditions, we ask that parents and staff monitor the above means of communication before leaving for school or sending children to the bus stop. If there is no announcement from Texarkana ISD, classes will be held on a normal schedule.