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SCHOOLS CLOSING DUE TO ICE AND SICKNESS

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MANY SCHOOLS ARE CLOSED AGAIN TODAY DUE TO LEFTOVER ICY ROAD CONDITIONS ON SECONDARY ROADS MAKING FOR HAZARDOUS DRIVING CONDITIONS.
BUT SOME SCHOOLS ARE CLOSED BECAUSE THERE ARE ALMOST NO TEACHERS TO TEACH. KNOX COUNTY SCHOOLS ARE CLOSED DUE TO A HUGE NUMBER OF STAFF MEMBERS BEING OUT SICK WITH COVID, FLU, AND OTHER NORMAL SEASONAL SICKNESS. THE SAME IS TRUE FOR ANDERSON COUNTY SCHOOLS – THEY’VE GOT 50 CLASSROOMS WITH NO TEACHERS – OUT DUE TO SICKNESS.  MCMINN COUNTY SCHOOLS ARE CLOSED TODAY FOR THE SAME REASON.
Putnam Co. Schools will be open Wed, Jan. 19. Bus Drivers have discretion in isolated areas that remain snow or ice-covered. White Co Schools will be open, but buses 5, 16, 20 and 35 will have adjusted routes.
LIST OF CLOSING AND DELAYS:
Cumberland, TN CLOSED
Fentress CLOSED
Clay County closed
Anderson County Schools
Closed WednesdayClosed due to illness-related staff shortages
Knox Closed due to illness-related staff shortages
McMinn Closed due to faculty and staff shortages
Morgan CLOSED
Overton CLOSED
Pickett CLOSED
Rhea CLOSED
Scott CLOSED
Jackson co CLOSED
Van Buren 2 hr delay

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