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
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.
Steve Flores, Ph.D.
Superintendent of Schools