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Willis ISD closed due to damage caused by strong storms

The last day of school came a day early for students in Willis ISD due to damage caused by strong storms.
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FM 830 in Willis

WILLIS, Texas — Willis Independent School District will be closed on Wednesday due to damage from Tuesday's storms.

The district said some of the campuses lost power from the storms.

Wednesday was supposed to be the last day of school for students, but the school year ended up coming to a close a day early.

According to the district, graduation will still be held next week.

A message was sent out to parents:

"We have been notified that unfortunately, not all campuses will have power restored in time for school tomorrow. Therefore, we have no other option than to close schools. We will not need to make this day up because of extra minutes we have built into the calendar, so this will officially be the end of the 2022-23 school year. We are disappointed as this is not how we envisioned your last day of the year, especially our graduating seniors. We hope you have a wonderful summer, and we can’t wait to celebrate seniors next week at graduation. We will see the rest of you back in August.

"WHS students and parents - The high school will communicate through email with you about the need for any final exam make-ups. Additionally, we are working on a plan to invite seniors to walk the halls of their elementary schools later this week to see their teachers."

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