Vidor Schools close their doors in the interest of family safety

Vidor Schools close their doors in the interest of family safety

Photo by George Garza The empty parking lot on a school afternoon is evidence that student have been released from school in light of approaching tropical disturbances. The Superintendent of School says families should be together during these uncertain times.

All Vidor I.S.D. Schools are closed for the entire week of Monday, August 24, 2020 through Friday, August 28, 2020 because of the threat of tropical storms, high winds and flooding. Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Jay Killgo, made the decision to close all Vidor schools on Sunday after consultation with the National Weather Service/Lake Charles Office, other Orange County school district superintendents, Orange County and the City of Vidor.

Dr. Killgo said that the decision to close schools again was not an easy determination to make.

“We have been out of school so much, I hate to have another closure,” said Dr. Killgo. “To be honest, our kids need to be in school. And we want to have school for them. But, but we have got to look at the big picture with regard to the safety of everyone. And after having personally gone through what everybody here has been through in the past few year with regards to potential natural disasters, I can understand that many are starting to evacuate today (Monday, August 24). Some will wait until tomorrow (Tuesday, August 25), but we didn’t feel like there would be any benefit in coming to school for just one day this week. It would have probably been a low attendance day. And we also had to think about our employees. Our employees also have things to attend to.”


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