(GREENVILLE Co. SCHOOLS NEWS RELEASE) – Greenville County Schools will make the following schedule changes because of predicted tropical storm force winds associated with Hurricane Florence.
· All sub-varsity athletic events will be cancelled or played tonight, Wednesday, September 12.
· All varsity athletic events, in and out of district, will be held on Thursday evening with a preferred start time of 6:30pm, but no later than 7pm.
· After-school and evening events planned for Friday will be permitted, but must conclude by 7pm.
· Weekend events including a districtwide high school band exhibition and athletic tournaments are cancelled.
These decisions were made based on the 11am hurricane update provided by the National Weather Service that predicts the earliest possible arrival of strong winds at 8pm Friday.
State regulations prohibit the operation of school buses with 30 mph sustained winds and/or 45mph gusting winds. We will be monitoring wind speed and could make adjustments to this schedule.
Greenville County Schools will continue to track the storm and stay in constant communication with emergency preparedness officials, but at this time we see nothing in the forecast for Thursday or Friday that would cause us to cancel school.
Parents who have concerns about the safety of their children always have the authority to keep them at home.