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BLADEN COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — Several area school districts started the day late yesterday due to extreme cold. There are more delays scheduled for today.

Here are the delays reported so far for schools in our area

Bladen County Schools: 2-hour delay for students; staff are to report to work at 8 a.m.
-Brunswick County Schools: 2-hour delay for students; staff should report to work at the regular scheduled time unless annual leave is arranged with his/her supervisor
Columbus County Schools: School starts at 10 a.m.; staff at normal time
Duplin County Schools: 2-hour delay for students; staff at normal time
New Hanover County Schools: 2-hour delay for students and staff
Onslow County Schools: 2-hour delay for students and staff
-Pender County Schools: 2-hour delay for students
Robeson County Schools: 2-hour delay for students and staff
Whiteville City Schools: 2-hour delay for students and staff (will be serving breakfast)

Calvary Christian School (Wilmington): School starts at 10:30 a.m., no morning care
Columbus Christian Academy (Whiteville): 2-hour delay
SEGS Academy (Whiteville): 2-hour delay

A statement from New Hanover County Schools says the delay will allow time for school buses and heating system to be checked and allow any problems to be addressed.

Stay with WWAY NewsChannel 3 for any others announcements.

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58 Comments on "HAPPENING TODAY: Forecasted cold weather means more school delays"


taxpayer
2015 years 9 months ago

R.S.,

You are so unprepared for the real world. The delay is nothing more than a political stunt on the part of the Board of Education and Central Staff to win favor with the parents.

Going to school at 18 degrees or two hours later when it was 20…not a tinker’s damn of difference.

But goody for you to have some extra time to study. Maybe if you logged off Facebook and quit tweeting, you’d find the time to study.

Guest2020
2015 years 9 months ago

Good luck on those finals.

Guest2020
2015 years 9 months ago

It wasn’t just the temperature. There was also a valid concern of black ice which is more difficult to see in the dark. I left the house shortly after 11:00 am and there was a patch of black ice on the road. I saw more ice than I anticipated, especially for that time of day, on my drive to Wilmington.

R.S.
2015 years 9 months ago

I would like to say that I am ready for the real world (kind of jumping to conclusions, weren’t you?). I just don’t understand how it relates to the fact the delay was a political stunt. I guess being a student, I consider the delay as an gift rather than a stunt. I simply accept what has been given to me and utilize it in a more optimistic way.

Being a political stunt is just a factor. The main reason they put out the delay was to check the pipes to make sure they didn’t freeze or burst. They also checked to make sure that the heater was working. Similar to last year, the air conditioning was broken and the students had to sit in 85 degree classrooms for eight hours. They were simply trying to prevent the school from freezing- and they did a great job because no one at my school has complained.

I didn’t mean to cause an uproar from you. I just wanted to simply state that I appreciated the two-hour delay.

Thank you for sharing your opinion. Have a nice day.

P.S.
I’m not the average student. I’m a hard worker. I come home from eight hours of school and take a break for 30 minutes- I have a snack, walk my dog, or even look at the news like this one. Then I go back to doing 6 hours of homework. I don’t have a facebook or a twitter because I have come to conclusions that they are a major and unnecessary distraction. I just check my email to communicate with my employer, turn in an online assignment, or to talk to my grandmother who is from Portugal. So yes, I’m not the average student. Thank you for your time.

boldizar
2015 years 9 months ago

Sure R.S……. lolllll

 

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