Three Hays CISD campuses remain 100% virtual 

By Sahar Chmais 

HAYS CISD – Several Hays CISD campuses will not resume in-person courses until next week, beginning on Monday, March 1, due to damage from the winter storm. 

Fuentes, Hemphill and Tom Green Elementary will proceed with virtual learning until  next week because the campuses are still undergoing drying measures. This will ensure the moisture from broken pipes is completely dry, including inside the walls of the buildings, before returning to normal operations. 

All water boil notices for Hays CISD providers were  lifted as of Wednesday, Feb. 24. 

Hays CISD has not assessed the total cost of damages to buildings, but it is anticipated that the district will only pay no more than $25,000, the insurance deductible, for the entirety of the storm damages. Further, the district believes it is possible that the deductible will be reimbursed through federal or state disaster relief money.

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Sahar Chmais holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Texas at Austin. She has been covering cities in Hays County for one year, touching on residents' struggles and successes, city issues, COVID-19 and more. Prior to reporting on the local spectrum, Sahar reported for a national news organization, covering gun violence. Sahar enjoys working as a local reporter because she gets to work with real people and their stories.

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