Southwest and central Virginia school districts announce closures, delays, early releases for Wednesday due to weather concerns

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(WFXR) — Amid concerns about heavy rains and potential flooding around southwest and central Virginia, some school officials in the area have decided to start classes late, end classes early, or cancel classes entirely for Wednesday.

Here is a list of the local school districts that have announced closures, delays, and early releases as of 7:53 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 1:

Bath County:

Bath County Public Schools will delay operations by two hours on Wednesday, but school officials say this could change to a closure once they reevaluate possible flooding conditions.

Charlotte County:

Charlotte County Public Schools will be closed for students and staff on Wednesday because of potential for strong thunderstorms, localized flooding, and an isolated tornado risk. Twelve-month employees are asked to report on time or take leave.

Craig County:

Craig County Public Schools will be closed (employee code 3) on Wednesday because of heavy rainfall and the possible flooding.


Danville Public Schools will operate on an early dismissal schedule for Wednesday because of expected inclement weather:

  • Middle schools and RISE Academy will release at 10:55 a.m.
  • Elementary schools will release at 11:35 a.m.
  • High schools and preschools will release at 12:15 p.m.
  • The I.W. Taylor Virtual Academy will end classes at 12:15 p.m.

Grayson County:

The superintendent of Grayson County Public Schools, Kelly B. Wilmore, says that students will start classes two hours late on Wednesday because of the pending overnight storm. If the school district ends up closing, that decision will not be made until at least 6:30 a.m. on Wednesday.

Patrick County:

Patrick County Public Schools will delay operations by two hours on Wednesday because of potential hazardous weather and possible unsafe road conditions during the early morning hours. However, 12-month employees are asked to repot at 9 a.m.

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