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Early release planned for some schools on Monday

(EL PASO INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT -- Feb. 8, 2019) — Several El Paso Independent School District campuses near the site of a planned rally by President Donald Trump will have early release on Monday in anticipation of large crowds and potential traffic issues.

The schools, all of which are near the El Paso County Coliseum, will release students at noon on Monday. Classes at all campuses will resume as normal on Tuesday.

The impacted schools are:

  • Aoy, Beall, Burleson, Clardy, Cooley, Douglass, Hart and Zavala elementary schools. The afternoon pre-kindergarten and Head Start sessions will be moved to the morning. 
  • Guillen and Henderson middle schools.
  • Bowie, Jefferson and Silva Health Magnet high schools.

All after-school activities for the impacted campuses are cancelled on Monday.

EPISD officials worked with local, state and federal law enforcement agencies to determine an appropriate plan of action for the presidential visit. EPISD Police said there are is indication of road closures that may have impacted the operation and release time of schools outside the vicinity of the Coliseum. 

The rest of the district’s schools, including Central Office, will operate on a normal schedule on Monday.