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WCS, FSSD closed again Monday

Winter weather causes 6 straight snow days

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Snowy WCS school bus

A Williamson County Schools bus covered in snow

Williamson County’s public-school students got to extend their streak of snow days Monday, as Williamson County Schools and Franklin Special School District were both closed due to inclement weather.

Winter Storm Uri forced both districts to close all of last week, and they announced Sunday secondary roads weren’t in good enough condition for buses to operate. Online and remote learners were also granted the day off from school.

“Because of continued hazardous travel conditions on secondary roads, there will be no school Monday, February 22,” WCS tweeted Sunday. “That means no school for all students including WCS online. SACC will operate at snow sites.” 

WCS's School Age Child Care program was given the OK to meet at snow sites, while FSSD's SnowMAC and WeeMAC were slated to open at the district site from 7 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday, and students were told to bring a lunch.

As of Monday, the districts have used eight of 10 allotted inclement weather days for the year. WCS announced Feb. 26 will switch from an Asynchronous Day to a regular school day.

Battle Ground Academy also announced Sunday it would open under a delayed start Monday, with classes beginning at 10 a.m. Early care in the Lower School was given an 8:30 a.m. start time, and Middle and Upper School students were encouraged not to be on campus early if possible and to arrive after 9 a.m.

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