Fayette schools closing even earlier

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With snow and ice piling up and cars sliding off roads, the Fayette County School System is releasing its high school drivers today at 1:30 p.m. … and all other schools will release earlier as well.

Elementary schools will release at 1:35 p.m., middle schools at 2:15 and high school at 2:45, according to a Facebook post from the school system.

Previous coverage is below:
Fayette County schools will dismiss students 30 minutes early on Tuesday due to expected inclement weather. Classes for Wednesday have been cancelled.
The Fayette County School System at 10 a.m. Tuesday announced that students will be dismissed 30 minutes early today. The decision coincides with expected accumulations of snow and sleet associated with the winter storm warning which will continue into Wednesday morning.

School buses will begin transporting children home at the following times:

• Elementary, 1:55 p.m.

• Middle, 2:45 p.m.

• High, 3:15 p.m.

Elementary students who attend the After School Program will remain at school until their parents can pick them up. Parents are encouraged to arrive at their children’s school as quickly as possible.

Staff will be dismissed as soon as all students have left the school building.

School officials said Fayette schools will be closed Wednesday.

The forecast calls for two inches of snow and a half inch of sleet with temperatures not climbing above the freezing mark today and plummeting to near 20 degrees tonight.