Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools Remain ClosedBy Naiwrita Sinha, Gaea News Network
Monday, January 10, 2011
CHARLOTTE (GaeaTimes.com)- As the weather takes a nasty toll in various parts of the United States, many schools seem to have no other option left other than keeping themselves closed. As the National Weather Service was issuing out a weather alarm declaring that a winter storm is likely to hit the region in the afternoon, almost all the Charlotte-Mecklenburg schools opt for a closure. The school authorities have announced that they will conduct no classes on Monday.
The winter storm is expected to hit the city of Charlotte at around 4 in the afternoon for which all the pre-schools activities are suffering a delay. The weather department said that Monday night would perhaps bring in the worst chill of the season and there are high chances of a freezing rain on Tuesday. Although it has not been confirmed that the Charlotte-Mecklenburg schools will necessarily be closing the pre-school programs. A school authority official said that they are planning to shift the programs to the middle of the month. School authorities fear bus accidents that are very common due to the icy roads.
Private schools that have announced to remain closed amongst the Charlotte-Mecklenburg schools are the Charlotte Country Day School, Charlotte Christian School and Providence Day School and the Charlotte Latin. However, it was not only the schools that saw a change in schedule. Government offices also changed their meeting timings. The Charlotte City Council advanced their meeting from 7 p.m to 11 a.m. The dates for the rest of the meetings however, has not been fixed and are will only take place when the weather conditions improve. The Council’s Dinner Briefing which was slated to take place on Monday at 5 p.m has also been canceled.