Charlotte Mecklenburg Area Schools Closed in NC Due To Weather

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Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (including Catholic Schools) will be closed on January 17 for students due to inclement weather. CMS employees should note that this is a CODE A: Optional Teacher Workday. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools employees are encouraged to use good judgment in making the decision to report to work. If travel conditions are not safe, employees should exercise the options available in a CODE A: Optional Teacher Workday. Staff report time is 9:00 a.m. Check too for updates.

In addition, all after school activities (tutorials, PTA meetings and athletic events and contests, including the Spelling Bee) will be cancelled. The CMS After School Enrichment Program (ASEP) will not be in operation today. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools new employee orientation as well as all professional development activities are also cancelled. The make up day is February 19.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools employees are asked to note the following guidelines regarding CODE A: Optional Teacher Workday.

All 11 and 12 month employees will report to work, use annual leave, use personal leave (teachers) or take the day without pay. Eleven and 12 month employees do not have a make-up option.

Ten month employees (i.e. --- teachers, teacher assistants, ten month secretaries, etc.) can choose one of the following five options:

1. Report to work.

2. Use annual leave.

3. Use personal leave (teachers).

4. Take the day without pay.

5. Make up the time on specified make-up days only. (The specified make-up days are scheduled annually and usually occur within the first five days following the end of the teacher calendar. Employees should not select the make-up option unless they can commit to work on the specified make-up days. Employees who select the make-up option and do not work will be charged for a day without pay and will not be able to use sick leave or annual leave.)

Nine month employees with available annual leave may take an annual leave day. All other nine month employees will take the day without pay.

For more information on the district’s inclement weather policy and information related to CODE A: Optional Teacher Workday for employees, click here
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools employees should access the district intranet for payroll information.

Source: By Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools

The Charlotte Observer reports that in Rowan County a mix of snow and freezing rain is falling across much of the county, with 1-2 inches on the ground. The Rowan-Salisbury Schools and Sacred Heart Catholic School in Salisbury are closed. Roads are slushy, although I-85 is mostly wet.

Snow has changed to rain, with about 1 inch of snow on the ground. The Clover, Fort Mill, Rock Hill and York school systems are opening on a two-hour delay. Westminster Catawba School and St. Anne Catholic School in Rock Hill also are opening two hours late.

In Catawba County: School closings include the Catawba County, Hickory City and Newton-Conover systems, along with Hickory Christian School. Lenoir-Rhyne College is opening at 10 a.m. Snow and sleet are falling, with 2-3 inches in most spots. Roads are wet in spots, with many slushy spots. Interstate 40 is wet to slushy.

Catawba Valley Community College has canceled day and evening classes. Western Piedmont Community College has canceled day classes and will decide about night classes at 2 p.m.

You can also check News 14 from Carolina or for further local area weather and school closing updates.

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