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Round Rock, Austin ISDs expected to pay teachers for winter storm school closures

Both districts were closed for most of last week in response to the ice storm that moved through Central Texas.

ROUND ROCK, Texas — Now that last week's ice storm has come and gone, Central Texas school districts are looking to make sure teachers will still get paid for the days that the storm canceled class.    

Round Rock ISD's Board of Trustees is expected to adopt an emergency resolution at Thursday night's meeting that will compensate teachers for the four days schools were closed. Teachers will be compensated at their normal pay rate.

Austin ISD's board is expected to pass a similar resolution Thursday for all four days of the ice storm. All teachers, contract staff and regular staff that were scheduled those days will be paid, according to Nayeli Santoyo Flores with AISD. Flores added that the board of trustees will approve this resolution at the next meeting on Feb. 23.

AISD will also not add any more school days to the school year because of the cancelations. 

Some Round Rock and Austin schools weren't able to reopen until this week because of continued power outages.

Leander ISD has approved paying all employees for the days that the district was closed. The tweet the district sent out included that the board approved "double pay for auxiliary employees who were required to work and time and half employees who worked over 40 hours."

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