After an extensive evaluation of our schools and other facilities, Duncanville ISD schools and offices are ready to reopen Monday, Feb. 22 and welcome students and staff.

Long before the snow and ice melted, the Maintenance and Custodial departments began to assess the impact to our facilities caused by winter weather dropping temperatures below freezing for multiple days. Kennemer Middle and Fairmeadows Elementary schools were two of the buildings that saw the most damage due to frozen pipes and required repairs this past week. In some instances, the crews’ proactive work identified issues before more damages occurred. Thanks to their work, buildings are safe and prepared to receive students tomorrow.

In addition, the Transportation Department has reviewed the bus fleet and is ready to pick students up and return them home at the end of the day. Nutrition Services teams are also prepared to serve meals to students.

Power has been restored to the majority of the state, making it possible for many to use the weekend to assess their own household needs. We know that some people are still exhausted after spending parts of the past week without power, food, water and more. By returning to school, we’re hopeful that our staff are able to provide a support system for families and give students the tools to face adversity.

We overcome obstacles together by taking care of our neighbor, providing a helping hand and showing a little kindness. #WeAreDville.