With temperatures expected to dip into the low 20s Tuesday night, Augusta County and Waynesboro schools will be operating on a two-hour delay Wednesday.
It will be the first day back in the classroom for students since before winter break, which began Dec. 22.
Meanwhile, Staunton announced earlier this week that students wouldn't return to class Wednesday and the day would instead be a workday for teachers. Students will return to the classroom Thursday, Jan. 6 in Staunton City Schools.
"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."
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