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Closing, Delay Decision from Prince William County Schools

PWCS has made a decision on whether to open schools during the expected snow storm Tuesday.

There's a 100 percent chance of snow in Tuesday's forecast. Patch file photo/Drew Hansen
There's a 100 percent chance of snow in Tuesday's forecast. Patch file photo/Drew Hansen
Prince William County Schools will be closed Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014.

Tuesday's weather forecast in Woodbridge calls for snow to start falling after 10 a.m, with up to 5 inches possible in the area during the day.

The message from the district: 

On Tuesday, January 21, 2014 Prince William County Public Schools will be closed due to inclement weather in certain areas. Code Red for employees.

All school division activities including Professional Development sessions are cancelled. SACC will not open.

See: Weather Alert: Winter Weather in Forecast for Woodbridge

Should schools be closed on Tuesday? Tell us in the comments section below.

"The decision to change the school schedule is not made lightly," Superintendent Steven Walts wrote in a letter to parents this fall.

The district's transportation staff monitor roads and weather conditions in busy and remote travel areas of the county. The district also pulls information from the Virginia Department of Transportation, area police and the weather service.

"This combined information yields the best decision for the safety of everyone across our large School Division," Walts noted.
Amanda Mann January 20, 2014 at 01:49 PM
Yes I think schools should be closed Tuesday
kathy brown January 20, 2014 at 09:12 PM
Yes, they should close on Tuesday. Storm is coming in the morning, students will have to leave school. The districit will save money on busing, meals, elec, heating by closing. The most important part is the student safety.

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