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UPDATE: Loudoun County schools closed Friday, open for activities

UPDATE, 11:42 a.m. Jan. 5: All Loudoun County Public Schools campuses will be open for scheduled after-school and extracurricular activities today.

For the status of a particular event, community members should confirm with the event coordinator, LCPS officials said.

Loudoun County Parks, Recreation and Community Services after-school activities remain cancelled at all school campuses today.

All LCPS schools are currently open for activities scheduled for Jan. 6 and Jan. 7. Staff will be monitoring the weather today and throughout the weekend. If a weather event occurs that changes the current conditions of our school campuses, LCPS will update the community.

ORIGINAL STORY: Loudoun County Public Schools will be closed Friday. Administrative offices will open on time.

Due to high winds and extremely closed temperatures, LCPS will close in order to not expose students walking to school and waiting for buses to the conditions, LCPS officials said. According to a National Weather Service advisory, the windchill and temperatures expected tomorrow would be dangerous for students.

Icy conditions in eastern Loudoun school campuses are expected to improve tomorrow. LCPS staff will make a decision on after-school and extracurricular activities by noon Friday.


Perhaps it best for Loudoun just to close from Christmas break to mid Feb due to cold weather…..Better yet, all kids can just take classes online, never leave home. No need for buses.

On a $1.1 billion 180 day budget thats about $6 million spent while parents could decide to keep their child home, single parents who have to work have a problem, executives earning over $700/day get to stay home (on a Friday) and anyone who grew up in the northern parts of the northern hemisphere wonder what this really teaches our children. Are the custodians even at the schools to protect the facilities if there were a problem? Did anyone even consider that ALL OUR SCHOOLS are built and justified as community resources in case of weather emergencies with power priorities yet we close them when a power outage could actually require their use? School closure policies need to be re-considered by the next school board!
Bob Ohneiser Esq.

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