Some schools in southwest Alabama will be closed Tuesday
MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) – Some school and college systems in southwest Alabama have announced closures or delays due to extremely cold temperatures and rain in the winter weather forecast.
Mobile County Public Schools It will be closed on Tuesday. “Based on the latest weather updates, there may be some unfavorable road conditions that may develop overnight, which may prevent safe travel for our buses, students, staff and parents,” the MCPSS announcement said. “Therefore, we want to ensure everyone’s safety by limiting travel during this winter advisory.
“The current plan is to return to school on Wednesday, when road conditions are expected to improve. We will continue to monitor weather conditions and provide updates as necessary.”
All Catholic schools in the Diocese of Mobile: It will have a delayed start on Tuesday, January 16 due to early morning concern of icy weather. Exact start times will be location specific. Parents are asked to check their school’s social media or wait for guidance communication from their school for further details.
Baldwin County Public Schools They will be closed on Tuesday and have a late start on Wednesday due to the winter weather forecast.
From the Baldwin County Public Schools announcement: “After significant discussion and consultation with weather and emergency officials, we have decided to close Baldwin County Public Schools on Tuesday out of an abundance of caution for the potential for freezing rain and icy conditions in our area. School and central office staff will not report to work on Tuesday. There will be parts of Baldwin County that will have no impact from this weather event, but I cannot, in good conscience, ask families or buses to be on roads with the potential for early morning ice.
“On Wednesday, school will start late at 10:00 a.m. With the weather in the teens and single digit wind chills, we will let it warm up before putting the kids on the road. Please adjust your schedules by two hours. All schools will be open For drop-off at 9:15 a.m., and school will start at 10:00 a.m. All employees will report to work two hours later than usual. Note that absences on Wednesday will only be excused in the usual manner.
Clark County Schools It will be closed on Tuesday. Clark County Schools posted the following message: “Based on EMA recommendations and with the shift in the Winter Weather Advisory Area, the decision has been made to close Clark County Schools tomorrow, Tuesday, January 16. Roads and bridges may be icy which could make travel to and from school dangerous. Looking ahead, we will be in ongoing communication with the Emergency Management Agency (EMA) regarding school on Wednesday. We will notify everyone on this Facebook page and local media once a decision is made. As always, the safety of our students and staff is our primary concern. Please stay safe »
George County School District: Due to inclement weather expected in our area, the George County School District has decided to close school on Tuesday, January 16, 2024. There will be no school for students or staff on Tuesday, January 16. All after school activities are also canceled for Tuesday, January 16th. The George County School District will continue to monitor weather conditions. Any additional changes to school schedules will be posted on our website and social media, and communicated via our automated alert system.
Chickasaw City Schools It will be closed on Tuesday. “Due to the weather forecast and potential for hazardous road conditions, Chickasaw City Schools will be closed on Tuesday, January 16,” the Chickasaw announcement said. “The safety of our students and staff is our priority. There is a possibility of arrival delays on Wednesday. We will monitor weather conditions and provide updates as soon as possible.
Satsuma City Schools Schools announced their closure on Tuesday due to winter weather. “Based on available forecasts, the administration will make a decision regarding Wednesday, January 17, by midday Tuesday,” the announcement said.
Saraland City Schools It was already scheduled to be closed Tuesday for teacher work day.
St. Paul’s Episcopal School He made this announcement: “Due to the uncertainty of morning road conditions and prioritizing safety, St. Paul’s will postpone its school opening on Tuesday, January 16 until 9:45 a.m.”
Washington County Schools The announced schools will hold a virtual learning day on Tuesday due to the weather forecast. “All advice is to avoid travel, so this decision was made for the safety of our students and staff,” a Washington County Schools statement said. “Inclement weather decisions will be made on a day-to-day basis. The decision will be made Wednesday and posted by 3 p.m. Tuesday.
Gulf Shores City Schools She said she is monitoring the winter weather forecast for south Alabama and does not expect any problems for the Gulf Shores area Tuesday morning. “Our maintenance staff is inspecting all heating equipment in our schools and we will also be inspecting buses early tomorrow morning,” GSCS announced Monday. “We expect school to start at the usual time tomorrow.”
Shelton Academy Mobile will be closed on Tuesday.
Government Street Christian School and Child Development Center Flights will be closed on Tuesday, January 16, due to weather-related travel conditions.
Faith Academy It was announced that it will be closed on Tuesday due to weather conditions. “Due to expected weather and unfavorable road conditions that may develop overnight, the school will be closed on Tuesday, January 16. “We want to ensure that our Faith staff, students and families limit travel during this winter advisory,” Faith Academy said in a statement. “We have weather days built into our schedule and we won’t need to make up that day.”
Orange Beach City Schools The school said school-related events will be held as usual on Tuesday. A statement from the school system read in part: “The safety of our students and staff is our top priority. We will continue to monitor, and if things change, you will be notified.
Mobile University He issued the following announcement: “Due to the Winter Weather Advisory issued by the National Weather Service for our area, all University of Mobile classes on Tuesday, January 16 will move to an online format. All University offices will operate remotely. The Dining Hall will be open during regular business hours. Unless Otherwise notified, the University will resume its regular schedule on Wednesday, January 17.
University of South Alabama It announced the following: Due to the potential for inclement weather and icy roads, the University of South Alabama will postpone the start of classes and office openings on Tuesday until 11 a.m. The Fresh Food Company will open in the dining hall at 9 a.m. These messages do not apply to USA Health, which operates on a different schedule.
“Students, faculty and staff should make the best decision regarding personal safety during a weather event. Employees who have concerns about traveling to work should consult with their supervisors. The University will continue to monitor the weather throughout the night. If there are any additional changes or updates, they will be informed. Send message by 9am”
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