63 NC counties and 1 VA county are under alert, including Wake, Cumberland, Durham, Johnston, and Orange counties. Details
Published: 2010-02-01 16:29:00
Updated: 2011-10-12 09:51:19
Posted February 1, 2010
Updated October 12, 2011
Raleigh, N.C. — Students in Chapel Hill-Carrboro, Durham, Franklin, Johnston, Lee, Orange, Vance and Wake counties in North Carolina and Mecklenburg County in Virginia have another snow day to look forward to.
Leaders of public school systems in those counties announced plans to stay closed Tuesday as the region continues to dig out from a weekend snowstorm.
Cumberland County schools will operate on a two-hour delay on Tuesday for students. All 12-month employees and custodians will report at their normal time.
All athletic events and extra curricular activities are also canceled for Wake County public schools. However, the Board of Education will hold its meeting as scheduled at 1 p.m. Tuesday.
Durham County employees will get a bit of a break Tuesday morning as well. County offices will operate on a two-hour delay. Orange County government offices are operating on a two-hour delay Tuesday morning.
In Johnston County, school is closed for students and 10-month employees on Tuesday. All 12-month employees are on a two-hour delay.
Most school systems across central North Carolina were closed Monday due to the lingering snow and slick road conditions.
Durham schools were also first to announce when the snow days will be made up. Students on traditional calendars will make up the days on two Fridays – Feb. 19 and March 19. Students on year-round calendars will make up the days Monday, March 22, and Wednesday, June 9.
Wake students on traditional calendars will make up their snow days on Monday, Feb. 15, and Thursday, June 10. Modified calendar students will make up the days on Monday, Feb. 15, and Monday, March 8. Wake Early College students will make up the days on Monday, Feb. 15, and Thursday, April 1, and year-round calendar students will make up the days on Saturday, Feb. 6, and Saturday, May 1.
In Johnston County, students will make up for missing Tuesday by attending a shortened 5-hour day on Saturday. Principals will notify parents, students and staff what the start and end times will be for their particular schools.