Local schools close for holidays


Arp ISD will release students at 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 21, to begin their holiday. A teacher in-service day will be held Monday, Jan. 8, and students will return to class on Tuesday, Jan. 9.

Troup ISD student will begin their holiday on Thursday, Dec. 21, as that day is scheduled for staff development. Regular school hours will resume on Monday, Jan. 8

Whitehouse ISD is also set to release students at 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 21, with a staff development day scheduled for Monday, Jan. 8. Students will return to classes on Tuesday, Jan. 9.

All three school districts provide Monday, Jan. 15, as a school holiday in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Though Troup ISD is allowing the holiday for students and teachers, the administration will not be taking the day off.