STATESVILLE (WSIC) – Eighty Iredell-Statesville Schools buses were on the road Thursday morning when the decision was made to cancel school, causing confusion and upset for some parents.
District spokesperson Boen Nutting tells WSIC the district apologizes for the late decision and the inconveniences it is causing, but says it was made with the safety of students in mind.
Iredell-Statesville Schools received a phone call from ECOM regarding the tropical storm warning at 6:15. Nutting says she received a call from Superintendent Brady Johnson at 6:19 and that the decision to cancel school became official at 6:30. According to Nutting, buses were being turned-around by administrators when they arrived at school with an additional staff person riding the return bus routes with drivers.
Parents took to social media and reached-out to WSIC during Thursday’s Morning Show to express frustration with the late decision. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools announced its closure Wednesday night. Mooresville-Graded Schools sent an email to the media at 5:48 Thursday morning announcing its decision to cancel classes.
Due to worsening conditions in the county, schools will be closed for students today, Thursday, October 11, 2018, with an optional teacher workday. Staff should refer to Inclement Weather Call #2 on the district website. pic.twitter.com/hw7spu93Ef
— Iredell-Statesville (@isschools) October 11, 2018