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Area Schools Cancel, Delay Classes Due to Snow

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    Area Schools Considering Weather Delays, Cancelations

    Northern Virginia bureau reporter David Culver spoke with school officials about closure and delay plans during the blizzard expected to hit the area Friday. (Published Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016)

    As 1 inch of snow snarls streets across the D.C. area with a possible blizzard on the way, several districts have canceled and delayed classes Thursday.

    Here's what officials said Wednesday night about their expectations for the remainder of the week. For the latest information, see the News4 School Closings page.

     

    D.C. Public Schools: Schools will be delayed two-hours Thursday. Students will be dismissed at 12:15 p.m. Friday for the end of the term. The office of Mayor Muriel Bowser will determine whether classes will be delayed or canceled Monday. Check here for updates.

    Calvert County Public Schools: The decision to delay or close schools will be made by 5 a.m. of the relevant day, the district's website says. Check here for updates.

    Charles County Public Schools: Executives will meet Thursday to determine the school schedule. The superintendent will make the final say. The decision whether to delay or cancel classes will be made by at least 5 a.m. of the relevant day. Check here for updates.

    Fairfax County Public Schools: Schools will be closed Thursday. "We're looking to give as much advance notice as we possibly can for our parents and for our students," assistant superintendent Jeff Platenberg said earlier Wednesday. The size of the county -- more than 400 square miles -- complicates the decision, officials say in a video on weather-related closures. Check here for updates.

    Fredericksburg City Public Schools: Classes will begin two hours late Thursday. If FCPS opts to close schools Monday, the decision will be announced by at least 5 a.m. the relevant morning. Check here for updates.

    Loudoun County Public Schools: The district will decide soon whether to delay or cancel classes. Whether to reschedule planned sporting events and standardized tests is under consideration. Check here for updates.

    Montgomery County Public Schools: Montgomery County schools will be delayed two-hours Thursday. Check here for updates.

    Prince George's County Public Schools: School officials announced that schools would be delayed two-hours Thursday, but later decided to cancel class. School will also be closed Friday for a preplanned teacher work day. If PGCPS opts to close schools Monday, the decision will be announced by 5 a.m. that day. Check here for updates.

    Prince William County Public Schools: Classes Thursday are canceled. "As soon as we have a good level of confidence, we're going to notify the community what the plans are," spokesman Phil Kavits said earlier in the day. Check here for updates.

    Spotsylvania County Public Schools: Classes will start two hours late Thursday. Check here for updates.

    Stafford County Public Schools: Classes will be closed Thursday. Check here for updates.

    St. Mary's County Public Schools: Schools are on a two-hour delay Thursday. Check for updates.