The winter weather forecast this weekend has resulted in school delays for Marlboro County Schools, Scotland County Schools and Robeson County Schools.
Friday afternoon, Marlboro County School officials announced a two hour delay for Monday, Jan. 9 for staff and students.
“All District operations are delayed two hours. Bus pick-up schedules will operate on a delay and buses will operate on all normal routes. Classes will dismiss at the normal time unless otherwise announced. There will be no breakfast served, but lunches will be served throughout the district. It is our goal to make weather related decisions as soon as practical. In the event of inclement weather, the Marlboro County School District takes every precaution to ensure the safety of students and staff,” the release said.
Just hours later, Tasha Oxendine with the Public Schools of Robeson County announced a two hour delay Monday for students and staff of Robeson County.
“As of recent reports, the temperature on Monday morning is expected to be around 9 degrees with a wind chill factor at 1 degree. These type of extreme temperatures can impact school bus batteries, vapor locks and various factors on diesel buses as well as some heating units. Parents are asked to ensure students wear layered clothing, coats, hats and gloves if possible to protect from the cold and potential frostbite,” the release from Oxendine said.
On Sunday afternoon, Meredith Bounds with Scotland County Schools, announced all Scotland County Schools students and staff will be on a two-hour delay Monday, except for bus drivers who will be on a one-hour delay.