Calhoun County I.S.D. parent says the district should have canceled school due to stormy weather

Calhoun County I.S.D. parent says the district should have canceled school due to stormy weather

PORT LAVACA, Texas – A Calhoun County I.S.D. parent is concerned that the school district should have completely canceled classes Wednesday instead of shortening the school day in response to the overnight stormy weather.

Calhoun County I.S.D. Superintendent Larry Nichols said they never want to put any teacher or students in danger.

At 6 a.m. Wednesday Nichols said it was impossible to know how bad conditions would be.

Calhoun County I.S.D. covers a large area and not all areas were severely impacted, Nichols explained.

Wednesday morning when they got closer to the school they thought some of the flooding was drainage and not just rain so they set parents a notification about a 12:30 p.m early release.

Attendance was lower than normal Wednesday since many chose to stay home. In Seadrift, 75 percent of students showed up Wednesday.

Calhoun County commissioners, deputies and school faculty checked roads and at the time they were able to get the buses out fine, said the superintendent.

No damage was made to the school buildings.

The parent that wrote to 25 News Now said she was concerned about the decision not to cancel classes and thought it was absurd that school wasn’t canceled because many were left without power overnight due to storm.