The Cherokee County School District canceled all activities after 5 p.m. on Thursday, based on a National Weather Service forecast of possible rain or snow, and freezing temperatures by 7 p.m. The Cherokee Board of Education meeting is still on for tonight, but students will not be recognized.
Activities that will extend past 5 p.m. are cancelled and will be rescheduled, including Polaris Evening School classes, said School District spokeswoman Barbara Jacoby.
Elementary After School Programs will not be impacted by the cancellation, Jacoby said, and the Cherokee Board of Education will still meet.
“The Cherokee County School Board will meet at 7 p.m. tonight, but all student recognitions scheduled for this evening’s meeting are cancelled and will be rescheduled,” Jacoby said.
Jacoby said the decision was made “in an abundance of caution based on National Weather Service forecasts provided by the Cherokee County Emergency Management Agency.”
“The National Weather Service forecast calls for precipitation and freezing temperatures by 7 p.m., which can lead to icy and hazardous roads,” Jacoby said.