Harvey extends the summer: HISD announces it won’t open until Sept. 5

August 27, 2017

Houston ISD had already announced it would delay Monday’s start of the school year, but Sunday district officials said that schools and offices would be closed all week.

With the Labor Day holiday on Monday, Sept. 4, that means classes would start Sept. 5 at the earliest.

HISD said the rains and ongoing flooding from Hurricane Harvey “make for conditions too dangerous for school to begin any sooner.”

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