Winter Weather
2:41 pm
Thu February 13, 2014

Schools Will Have to Make Up Snow Days Starting This Monday

The harsh winter weather this year has left local school districts with a mounting number of cancelations and delays. Most school districts in the region canceled classes on Jan. 24 and 28, and delayed start times on Feb. 6 and 11 due to icy conditions.

Those snow and ice days may have seemed like welcome "free days," but they come with a price. The Texas Education Agency requires that canceled class days must be made up. For most school districts, this means giving up holidays such as Good Friday, Memorial Day and Presidents Day (this Monday) to make up for lost time. Below, you can see a full list of make-up days for Austin-area schools.

Many schools' first winter weather make-up day will be this Monday, February 17, Presidents Day. 

The following districts have designated this Monday, February 17th as a make-up day, and will have regular school hours:

  • Austin ISD
  • Burnet ISD
  • Del Valle ISD
  • Eanes ISD
  • Elgin ISD
  • Georgetown ISD
  • Lago Vista ISD
  • Lake Travis ISD
  • Manor ISD
  • Round Rock ISD
  • Texas School for the Deaf

For the second make-up day, many school districts have designated Apr. 18 or May 26, Memorial Day, while some may even tack on extra days at the end of the school year. For two districts, Round Rock and Georgetown, the second make-up date is still up for debate.

The Round Rock ISD school board will make their decision next Thursday, February 20. The board will hear comments from community members and employees before they choose between April 18 and May 26 as the second make-up day.

Georgetown ISD has posted a survey on their website for community members and employees to give their input on what date should be used as the second make-up day. Like Round Rock ISD, those interested can choose between April 18 or May 26, but they also have an additional choice of Saturday, March 8. That is the Saturday before Spring Break.

Schools are required to build two make-up days into their academic calendars. Should Austin experience more severe weather and schools be forced to cancel for a third time, districts will have to apply for waivers with the TEA to have those missed-days excused.

The following is a list of make-up days by school district. 

  • Austin ISD will have regular school hours on Feb. 17 and June 6.
  • Bastrop ISD will have regular school hours on June 5 and 6.
  • Burnet ISD will have regular school hours on Feb. 17 and April 18.
  • Del Valle ISD will have regular school hours on Feb. 17 and April 18.
  • Dripping Springs ISD will have regular school hours on April 18 and May 26.
  • Eanes ISD will have regular school hours on Feb. 17 and June 2.
  • Elgin ISD will have regular school hours on Feb. 14 and Feb. 17.
  • Georgetown ISD will have regular school hours on Feb. 17, with an undecided second make-up date.
  • Lago Vista ISD will have regular school hours on Feb. 17 and May 23.
  • Lake Travis ISD will have regular school hours on Feb. 17 and June 6.
  • Leander ISD will have regular school hours on April 28 and May 26.
  • Lockhart ISD will have regular school hours on April 18 and May 26.
  • Manor ISD will have regular school hours on Feb. 17 and April 18.
  • Pflugerville ISD will have regular school hours on June 4 and June 5.
  • Round Rock ISD will have regular school hours on Feb. 17, with an undecided second make-up day.
  • San Marcos Consolidated ISD will have regular school hours on May 26 and June 5.
  • Smithville ISD will have regular school hours on April 11 and May 26
  • Texas School for the Deaf will have regular school hours Feb. 17 and April 18.
  • Wimberley ISD will have regular school hours Feb. 17 and April 18.