With as much as 10 inches of snow falling in parts of Augusta County Monday morning and temperatures expected to dip into the low teens overnight into Tuesday, Augusta County Public Schools has decided to close Tuesday.
Superintendent Eric Bond called families Monday at 6 p.m., saying that schools would be closed Tuesday, Jan. 4. He did say that 12-month employees are expected to report at 10 a.m.
Monday was a scheduled teacher workday, but snow turned that into a work-from-home day for teachers. Students, who were still on winter break Monday, were scheduled to return to class Tuesday. That return has now been postponed,
Meanwhile, Staunton announced it will be closed Tuesday and Wednesday for students. Tuesday is a snow day for all staff and students, while Wednesday will be a workday for teachers. Students will return to the classroom Thursday, Jan. 6.
"Teachers still need a work day in their classrooms to be fully prepared for students returning," Staunton superintendent Garett Smith wrote in an email to families. "Our operations staff could also benefit from the additional time to make schools and grounds cleaner and safer."
Students in Waynesboro weren't scheduled to return until Wednesday, Jan. 5, with both Monday and Tuesday being used as teacher workdays.
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