CMS students headed back to class Wednesday on a 2-hour delay, school district says

Jeff Siner/jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
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Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools will operate on a two-hour delay Wednesday due to roads remaining unsafe after Winter Storm Izzy, the school district announced late Tuesday afternoon.

Road conditions did improve some Tuesday, but an expected re-freeze overnight will likely create dangerous travel conditions in the morning Wednesday, CMS said in a news release.

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Testing for high school students will begin after student arrival, the district said.

CMS closed schools on Tuesday after the winter storm brought much of the city and region to a standstill.

Teachers and staff are expected to come in at their regular start times if they’re safely able to do so, according to CMS.

Before school programs will start two hours later than normal, and after school programs will operate on the normal schedule, the district said. Athletics and other extracurricular events will also go on as scheduled.

CMS staff is monitoring the weather forecast for Friday in case snow hinders travel next week.

Other Charlotte-area school districts

Union County Public Schools will operate on a normal schedule Wednesday.

Gaston County Schools will shift to remote learning on Wednesday. Some employees also can begin their shifts at 10 a.m., but only if they can travel safely.

Iredell County Schools will be closed for students Wednesday. The day will be an optional workday with delay for teachers.

The Mooresville Graded School District will operate virtually for students and teachers on Wednesday.

Cabarrus County Schools won’t open Wednesday for students. It will be an optional remote day for all CSS employees.

In South Carolina, the Fort Mill School District said all schools and district facilities will return to our normal operations Wednesday. However, York County School District 1 will be closed.

This is a developing story.

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