UPDATE: (1/2)- Buncombe County Schools will resume in-person learning on Tuesday following water outages and boil water advisories.

Buncombe County Schools released the following statement:

Hello, BCS Families-
“We appreciate the hard work that has gone into restoring
water and lifting boil water advisories for our school buildings. As of today,
the number of our schools under the boil water advisory has decreased
significantly. As such and under the direction of the health department, we
will resume in-person learning for all schools across our school system
Tuesday, Jan. 3. We look forward to seeing everyone tomorrow!”

BCS Communications

BUNCOMBE COUNTY, S.C. (WSPA) – Buncombe County Schools have announced that all Buncombe County Schools will be closed on Monday, due to a high number of boil water advisories and water outages that are affecting school buildings.

All Buncombe County schools will be on an asynchronous remote learning day for students on Monday.

Students will have up to five days to complete assignments and will be counted as present for the day or class period upon completion of assignments. Teachers will post assignments by 10 a.m. on Monday.

Buncombe County schools will continue to monitor this situation and will advise staff and families of any further schedule changes in a timely manner.