Texas City ISD expects to start class 9/11 despite damage

TEXAS CITY, Texas (KTRK) -- The Texas City Independent School District suffered damage at every school location from weather associated with Hurricane Harvey. The La Marque campuses suffered the most damage with flooding roof leaks at each of the four schools. Some power in some areas at the La Marque schools is still not back. Texas City campuses all had at least one roof leak and some water at Blocker Middle School. The TCISD Maintenance Department has already been working on fixing some of those issues.

The worst of the damage took place at La Marque Primary School, La Marque Elementary School, La Marque Middle School and La Marque High School. The primary building was completely flooded with 3 inches of water. The elementary school had water in hallways and cafeteria and the campus has no power. The middle school had 1 to 2 inches of water in some areas. Hallways, the kitchen, library and classrooms adjacent to the courtyard all had water. The middle school has partial power right now. The high school had roof leaks in some areas but because of roof leaks in the Commons, that area was covered with water.

Crews will be working hard this week to make repairs. In addition, contractors will have to complete the more extensive damage. Class is set to resume on September 11. Damage will continue to be assessed as more rain is expected.

"Right now, the most important thing is the safety of our students and staff and all of their families," said Superintendent Dr. Rodney Cavness. "We know that many in our TCISD family have been impacted by the flooding. Our thoughts and prayers are with each one. Please stay safe and do not put yourself in any danger."

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