The Cherokee School District's schools and offices will close on Wednesday following Tuesday's winter storm. The announced closure comes as Cherokee officials were caught off guard by the weather, as little to no accumulations were predicted.
As of Tuesday afternoon, some Cherokee students remained at school after early closures due to buses being unable to safely reach the schools. As of late Tuesday evening, the district was down to about 415 students who were camped out at their schools.
"Cherokee County EMA (Emergency Operations) is suspending its delivery assistance for the night, so most of these students will be sheltering overnight," District Spokeswoman Barbara Jacoby added.
The school district has more than 39,000 students and 4,400 staff members.
Cherokee Charter Academy also announced that it would be closed Wednesday, with plans to resume normal operations Thursday.