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Dallas ISD Cancels After-School Activities, Other Districts Updating Parents

Update, 3:59 p.m.: Rockwall ISD's buses for secondary school students will be delayed up to 45 minutes.

Update, 3:48 p.m.: Mesquite ISD will release its high school students at 4 p.m.; buses running 30 minutes later than normally scheduled. 

Update, 3:45 p.m.: Plano ISD says most activities will continues as schedule but asks parents to check with their students' individual campuses.

Grapevine-Colleyville ISD also reports that all after-school activities will continue as normally scheduled.

Irving ISD has released all of its elementary students who walk home.

Update, 3:30 p.m.: Coppell ISD says middle and high schools releasing on time though buses might be a few minutes late.

Carroll ISD got an "all-clear" from the city of Southlake. 

Update, 3:08 p.m.: Mesquite ISD is releasing its students 30 minutes later than normal due to the weather.

Update, 2:56 p.m.: McKinney ISD says its delaying its elementary and middle school bus schedule for 30 minutes today because of " high straight winds and heavy rain."

Rockwall ISD is delaying the release of elementary schools and says parents can pick up their children but will have to go inside the school to do so.

Other school districts like Irving ISD have also canceled their after-school activities today.

Our Original Post: Dallas school district officials have canceled all after-school activities today due to severe weather in the area.  In a press release sent out this afternoon, parents were told to make necessary arrangements to pick up their kids who normally participate in after-school programs. The notice also said school buses would run on their regular schedule.

Lancaster ISD tweeted and posted on its Facebook page that it was delaying the release of students who walk, ride the bus or attend daycare until 4:30 p.m.

Stella M. Chávez is KERA’s immigration/demographics reporter/blogger. Her journalism roots run deep: She spent a decade and a half in newspapers – including seven years at The Dallas Morning News, where she covered education and won the Livingston Award for National Reporting, which is given annually to the best journalists across the country under age 35.