List of closings, delays, or changes: School districts, community colleges & universities

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LUBBOCK, Texas — The following is a list of educational institutions from around our area and their delays, cancellations, and schedule changes.

Special note: The governor issued an executive order that does not allow normal classroom instruction for schools through April 3. Now, that order has been extended through May 4. Distance learning is allowed and encouraged. Daycares are exempt and allowed to continue.

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Universities or colleges

  • Texas Tech University – Extending spring break by a week. Classes will resume on March 30, but only in an online form until further notice. All events scheduled at United Supermarkets Arena, the Student Union Building, and student recreation center with an attendance of 50 or more people are canceled through May 15. Click here. In-person commencement ceremonies May 15 and 16 are canceled.
  • Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center — On campus classes are suspended from March 16-27. Starting March 30, classes will be held online.
  • South Plains College – Canceling all classes for the week of March 23. They will resume on March 30.
  • Wayland Baptist University – Transitioning to online classes starting March 16. Meetings of non-Wayland groups scheduled on campus between March 16 and April 6 are canceled. Decisions regarding graduation ceremonies will come in the next week. WBU has also canceled graduation ceremonies through May 9. (This does not include its graduation ceremony in Lubbock on June 5.)
  • Lubbock Christian University – Spring Break extended by one week. Residence halls reopen March 29, at 1:00 p.m. Instruction for all classes provided through distance learning beginning Monday, March 30, and until further notice.

The big 3 school districts in Lubbock

  • Lubbock Independent School District – Remote instruction curriculum begins on Monday, March 30.
  • Lubbock-Cooper Independent School District – Spring Break has been extended by one week. Classes will resume March 30.
  • Frenship Independent School District – Remote learning options for all students beginning March 30.

Local school Districts

  • Abernathy Independent School District – Remote learning plan begins Tuesday, March 31. Beginning Monday, March 23, breakfast and lunch available for pick-up at Abernathy Elementary. All children 18 years of age and younger are eligible
  • Brownfield Independent School District – No students in classrooms through at least April 3. Starting March 23, providing breakfast and lunch to students at several locations. Conducting community survey to assess Internet needs of students.
  • Crosbyton CISD – No students in class through April 3. Teachers preparing remote learning lessons for all students. Food service for all children ages 1 – 18 starting on Monday, March 23.
  • Dawson Independent School District – Teachers working on remote learning plans. Plan to feed Dawson ISD students will begin Tuesday March 24.
  • Harmony Science Academy – No student in classrooms through April 3. Learning packets available for pickup Tuesday, March 24th from 1pm – 5pm. Students to submit packets when they return to campus. Offering free lunch and breakfast pickup options for any child — regardless of enrollment status.
  • Idalou Independent School District – Free Grab & Go meal for children ages 1-18 beginning March 23 Monday through Friday.
  • Littlefield Independent School District – Instructional packets available for pickup on Wednesday, March 25. Breakfast and lunch distributed via drive through process beginning March 23
  • Lorenzo Independent School District – Will start distance learning March 30. Meal service times and directions still to come.
  • Meadow Independent School District – Closed until April 3rd. Planning for virtual instruction to tentatively start March 30. Starting March 23, Breakfast/Lunch curbside meal program from 10:00 – 12:00. Meals can be picked up in the back-parking lot.
  • New Deal Independent School District – Spring break extended and teachers working distance learning plans. Breakfast & lunch pick-up available starting March 23.
  • Petersburg Independent School District – Preparing for distance learning. Will provide breakfast and lunch for our students beginning March 23.
  • Plainview Independent School District – Instructional content for online learning to be added by March 30 to district website. Breakfast and lunch available for pickup starting March 23.
  • Ralls Independent School District – Conducting survey to determine student Internet needs. Drive-thru meal plan starts March 23.
  • Roosevelt Independent School District – Instruction packets available for pickup on March 25 — due on April 6. Meal pickup plan starts March 23.
  • Ropes Independent School District – Online classes begin March 30.
  • Shallowater Independent School District – School closed through April 3. Breakfast and lunch drop off locations start March 23.
  • Slaton Independent School District – Classes reconvene April 6. Meal pickup and delivery plans start March 24.
  • Smyer Independent School District – Online instruction will begin on Monday, March 23. All facilities closed until further notice, Starting March 23, providing a nutritional food sack for pickup.
  • Snyder Independent School District – Schools remain closed through, April 3. On Wednesday, April 1, will make decision whether to reopen the week of April 6.  Teachers contacting families. If families have not heard from their teacher by Friday, March, 20 at 12 pm, please contact your child’s school. 
  • Southland Independent School District – Planning for off-campus instruction to begin on March 27.
  • Triumph Public High School (Lubbock) – Extending closures to April 24 and using distance learning.

Private Schools

  • Trinity Christian: Moving to an online platform beginning March 30.


  • Calvary Baptist Ministries: Classes resume April 6.
  • Just Kids Preschool: Spring Break extended until March 30.
  • TTU Center for Early Head Start: closed through April 3
  • Westminster Presbyterian Preschool – closed March 19 – April 1

*This information is current as of March 22 at 12:40 p.m. Continue to check with your school’s website or social media site for updates. continues ongoing coverage of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) with updates on its impact and vaccination efforts.

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