School Closings & Delays

9:02 am
Mon March 3, 2014

'Titan' Storm Closes Schools, Causes Delays in W.Va.

A man plows snow on Capitol Street in downtown Charleston on the morning of Monday, March 3, 2014.
Credit Dave Mistich / West Virginia Public Broadcasting

Public schools across West Virginia are closed and some government offices are closing or delaying openings because of a winter storm.

The storm began Sunday as rain and changed overnight to sleet and then snow. Winter storm warnings remain in effect through Monday evening for most of the state.

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Winter Weather
12:40 pm
Tue February 18, 2014

Listen: A West Virginia Superintendent Sings to Announce Closings, Delays

Fayette County Superintendent of Schools Keith Butcher

Winter weather has shut down government offices, shopping malls and, of course, public schools. School was in session for President’s Day in some schools systems in order to make up for snow days.

There’s no doubt that children look forward to the automated calls from school administrators canceling or delaying school days. But some working parents dread those calls since another snow day means another day to find child care or even miss work.

Fayette County Superintendent Keith Butcher is hoping to ease the tension by adding a melody to the message.

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