Schools closing Tuesday

Published 1:54 pm Monday, March 12, 2018

Buckingham County Public Schools (BCPS) and Cumberland County Public Schools (CUCPS) have announced that their divisions will close schools on Tuesday. 

Cumberland County administrative offices and transfer stations will open two hours late on Tuesday.

Longwood University is closing at 4 p.m. Monday due to inclement weather conditions. The Buckingham Board of Supervisors meeting scheduled for 7 p.m. has also been delayed until March 19.

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Prince Edward County, Buckingham County and Cumberland County public schools announced they will be closed Monday via statements on their respective Facebook pages.

Prince Edward’s announcement Sunday evening stated the division’s closing was due to impending hazardous weather conditions.

Buckingham’s statement Sunday evening noted that 12-month employees do not report.

Cumberland, which instructs 12-month employees to report on time, did not release its announcement until early Monday morning.

“This is a tough call, but we will err on the side of caution,” Cumberland school officials said in the statement. “We don’t want to get everyone to school today and it begin to rain/snow and temperatures drop (although not forecasted to be below 36 degrees).”

The Cumberland announcement, which came at around 5 a.m., continued by citing that for now, plans are in place to have the school board meeting Monday evening, with a closed session at 6 p.m. and an open session at 7 p.m. Student and staff recognition and presentations will be rescheduled for the April meeting.