Duncanville ISD Closing Thursday and Friday Due to Winter Weather Forecast

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Duncanville ISD will be closed Thursday, Feb. 3, and Friday, Feb. 4 due to winter weather that is expected to make roadway conditions hazardous. Weather forecasts predict heavy precipitation starting Wednesday night as the temperatures drop below freezing. All after-school and athletic activities have also been canceled.

This Friday was already scheduled as a day off for students as staff attends professional development training. The district professional development has also been canceled as the schools and administrative offices will be closed due to inclement weather.

The current district calendar has additional learning and instruction time built into it with the district’s early start to the school year. With the added instructional time in the school calendar, teaching and learning will not be adversely impacted.

For the most current information, stay connected to the district’s website at www.duncanvilleisd.org and social media accounts – Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Trustee, Retired Coach to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award at Inaugural Phil McNeely Classic

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Trustee Phil McNeely

Phil McNeely is a living legend on and off the basketball court. He has served as a member of the Duncanville ISD Board of Trustees since 2010. Before retiring, Coach McNeely became the longest-tenured Duncanville High School head basketball coach with 25 years. Under his leadership, the Duncanville High School boys basketball team won three state championship titles in 1991, 1999 and 2007.

To recognize Coach McNeely’s long-standing legacy, Duncanville ISD is hosting a basketball showcase bearing his name – the Phil McNeely Classic. During the classic on Saturday, November 13., Coach McNeely will be presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award at 7 p.m. by the Duncanville ISD Athletics Department.

Many former players have indicated they plan to attend the basketball showcase, including some who are now coaching boys high school basketball teams. Woodrow Wilson Head Coach Corey Johnson and Rock Hill Head Coach Shawn Williams are both former players of Coach McNeely and their teams will play Saturday.

The celebration of Coach McNeely will include family, friends, and longtime supporters excited to recognize his continued service and dedication to students, and commitment to the community. The Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented center court prior to the final game of the night – Duncanville High School vs. Lancaster High School.

Tickets to attend the Phil McNeely Classic on Saturday, Nov. 13 can be purchased online using this link. The games will take place at Duncanville High School’s Sandra Meadow’s Arena, home of Phil McNeely Court.

Duncanville ISD Schools Reopen Tomorrow (Monday, Feb. 22)

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.