Multiple Houston area schools to remain closed for second day as city is under boil notice

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Tuesday, November 29, 2022
Houston-area schools announce closures amid boil water notice
A boil water notice went into effect on Sunday after a system outage at a water treatment plant at 10:30 a.m. These Houston-area schools are closed on Monday.

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- A boil water notice for the entire City of Houston is giving thousands of students a second unexpected day off.

Multiple school districts and colleges announced closures on Monday.

The following list below names all districts that will be closed on Tuesday, Nov. 29 amid the order

  • Houston Independent School District will remain closed and employees will work from home.
  • Aldine ISD will remain closed on Tuesday Nov. 29.
  • Sheldon ISD will be closed after not initially being affected in Sunday's notice but as of early Monday two schools were in the impacted area.
  • Yes Prep Public Schools will remain closed and anticipates all students will be welcomed back on Wednesday, Nov. 30
  • Channelview ISD will be closing all facilities after the Harris County Water Control and Improvement District issued a boil notice that affected multiple schools in the area.
  • Spring Branch ISD will remain closed, but all athletic competitions and practices will proceed.
  • RELATED: Entire City of Houston placed under boil water notice after system outage

    If your child attends a private school, make sure you check with the school. Private schools will often follow HISD's lead for closures.

    As for the steps you should take, the City of Houston says the boil water notice impacts water consumption only. So water you drink or use to cook needs to be boiled before using, but bathing in tap water is fine.

    Boil water notice tips:

    • Boil all water used for food, drinking and brushing teeth
    • Bring to a rolling boil for at least two minutes
    • Do not use chilled water lines on refrigerators
    • Do not use ice from an automatic ice machine

    Officials said the notice should last until Tuesday morning.

    The reason the boil water notice was issued is due to a power outage at a purification plant. The outage happened on Sunday morning around 10:30 a.m., but the notice wasn't issued until just after 7 p.m.

    The Director of Houston Water said that's how long the process took to issue the advisory.