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Klein ISD campuses are occasionally closed due to bad weather such as flooding, snow, and ice. The following information should help families understand what procedures Klein ISD uses to close the school district.
Klein ISD takes the safety of our students and staff very seriously. In the event of inclement weather, we have personnel designated to drive sectors of the district during the early morning hours to determine if the major roads are passable.
The superintendent also coordinates with other neighboring districts to make decisions about closing schools due to weather conditions. Factors for consideration include flooding throughout the district, impassable roads due to high water, icy patches on major roadways and bridges, and weather predictions for later in the day.
Please keep in mind that with 88 square miles of land in the Klein ISD, some areas may experience minor flooding or icy patches for a short period of time, but the majority of the district may not be affected.
Under most circumstances, a decision to close school due to bad weather is made by 5:30 a.m. If enough information is available, school district officials may make a decision the night before and families will be notified before 10 p.m.
If school is closed, the announcement will first be posted on the Klein ISD homepage and this page. Information will also be posted on the Klein ISD Facebook and Twitter accounts.
Finally, families will be notified by automated phone calls, texts, app alerts, and email through the SchoolMessenger notification system. It is important that families keep their contact phone number current in Skyward Family Access if they want to receive notifications.
The information will be sent to local television and radio stations as well. Because of the large number of school districts in the area, the television and radio announcements are sometimes delayed 30 to 45 minutes.
Families are encouraged not to call the school offices since no employees are answering the phones late at night or early in the morning. The Klein ISD website, Facebook, and Twitter are the quickest sources of information for a school closing.