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    Weather and Disaster Information

     

    The Texas Education Agency provides a number of resources for school districts affected by extreme weather, natural disasters, or man-made disasters. These resources, including school closure and reopening forms, state waiver applications, and information for students displaced by disaster, are summarized below. The school closings list is a service provided to Texans. During quickly-evolving emergency situations, it may not be a complete list of closures.

    Latest News

     No schools have reported they are currently closed due to weather conditions. 

    School Closings

    Districts that must close due to hurricanes, snow, flu, or other disasters should use our online forms (links below) to let TEA know about closures and subsequent re-openings. Information from these forms is used to keep the public informed about which schools have closed and when the schools expect to re-open. TEA maintains information both on current school closings and historical closings.

    As always, the most current information will be available from your school district and charter or your local news media.

    School Pre-Closure Form
    District officials should fill out the pre-closure form when a district or campus will close due to a hurricane or weather related event.

    School Re-opening Form
    District officials should use the reopening form to notify TEA when a district or campus reopens after a hurricane or weather related event.

     State Waiver Applications
    Districts with low attendance or missed instructional days due to a hurricane or other weather-related incident may apply for these expedited waivers.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    A web page called Dealing With Disaster: Frequently Asked Questions provides information about education services available to students who are displaced by a disaster.

    Additional Resources

    Other agencies also provide additional services or information to Texans to help them prepare for or deal with disasters.

    Texas School Safety Center
    The Texas School Safety Center at Texas State University serves as a central location for school safety information and provides schools with research, training, and technical assistance to reduce youth violence and promote safety in Texas.

    Center for Disease Control and Prevention: Emergency Preparedness and Response
    This website is CDC’s primary source of information and resources for preparing for and responding to public health emergencies.

    Emergency Alert System
    The Emergency Alert System (EAS) is a national public warning system through which the President of the United States can address the public during a national emergency. The system also may be used by state and local authorities to deliver important emergency information such as AMBER alerts and weather information targeted to a specific area.

    Federal Emergency Management Agency
    FEMA is the agency of the federal government tasked with disaster preparation and mitigation, survivor assistance, and response and recovery.

    Texas Homeland Security
    The state's official homeland security website provides information about emergencies in Texas.

    US Department of Homeland Security
    The U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security website provides information on various national security areas, law enforcement issues, civil rights and civil liberties, citizenship and immigration, and disasters.

    NOAA Weather Radio  
    A list of all NOAA Weather Radio (NWR) stations in Texas is provided here. The NWR is a nationwide network of radio stations that broadcast National Weather Service warnings, watches, forecasts, and other hazard information 24 hours a day.

    Office of Safe & Drug Free Schools
    A U.S. Department of Education (USDE) website provides information to help school leaders plan for any emergency, including natural disasters, violent incidents, and terrorist acts.

    Ready.gov
    This FEMA-sponsored website features emergency preparedness resources, including special information for pet owners, senior citizens, and individuals with disabilities and special needs. Ready.gov also provides increased state and local information; you can learn about the types of emergencies most likely to occur in your area and the plans that have been established to deal with these emergencies.

    Page last modified on 10/1/2014 04:24:14 PM.