Message Regarding Inclement Weather Protocol
Message Regarding Inclement Weather Protocol
Posted on 02/05/2014

Dear Round Rock ISD Community,

I would like to thank you for your patience over the last week while we examined the district's inclement weather protocol. We asked for your suggestions and we appreciate the thoughtful recommendations. Based on our review and community input we are expanding the number of roads, parking lots and sidewalks surveyed during inclement weather. We established specific temperature and precipitation standards that will be used to determine if a two-hour delay or school cancellation is warranted. In addition, we are developing a system that will allow employees the opportunity to report observed conditions that might prove hazardous to student and staff travel. I want to reiterate that your feedback was crucial and deeply appreciated. 

View our updated Inclement Weather Protocol.

Since we will need to make up both bad weather days, it is imperative that I provide you with an update on how the student calendar will be impacted.

Since Round Rock ISD students received no instruction, some instruction or a full day of instruction on January 28, 2014, the calendar is a complex situation. Our plan is to ask the Board of Trustees to amend the current academic calendar making May 26, 2014 the second bad weather makeup day, instead of April 18, 2014. Extensive input from staff and the community recommended the May date as a better option.

As a reminder, students and staff should also plan to report to school on February 17, 2014 in order to make up for the January 24, 2014 bad weather day.

In closing, we all know that Texas weather is certainly unpredictable. Having said that, I want to assure you as a result of last week’s weather, Round Rock ISD is better prepared to adapt to these sudden changes in the weather pattern. Together, we will continue to move Round Rock ISD from a first class to a world class district.

Respectfully,
Steve Flores, Ph.D.
Superintendent of Schools