La Porte ISD continues to work closely with area emergency management officials in monitoring the fire on Independence Parkway. Weather forecasts for Tuesday night and Wednesday call for conditions that could cause the smoke plume from the fire to directly affect our school district and, in an abundance of caution, La Porte ISD has decided to cancel classes for Wednesday, March 20. This closure includes all offices and campuses, and employees should not report to work. We will post school-related updates at lpisd.org and through our Twitter stream, @lpisd, as updated information becomes available. We urge you to monitor local media and ReadyHarris.org/deerparkfire.