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Stranded At School: Chapel Hill-Carrboro Lets Out Before Buses Can Hit The Road

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Winter weather prompted many schools to close across central North Carolina today. Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools made that call later than others. 

Classes at Chapel Hill-Carrboro high schools were canceled today, but not before elementary and middle school students got to their desks.

District spokesman Jeff Nash says the younger kids begin their days earlier.  "We are dismissing early, but we did not put a time on that because we're waiting for the weather to break," Nash says.

"If parents want to pick up their children, they're certainly welcome to do that, there's no penalties or anything like that. They're welcome to come out to the school and get them."

Nash says as soon as the weather improves, buses will take the remaining students home.  Parents will be notified when that happens. He adds that the main focus is to get everyone home safely.

Eric Hodge hosts WUNC’s broadcast of Morning Edition, and files reports for the North Carolina news segments of the broadcast. He started at the station in 2004 doing fill-in work on weekends and All Things Considered.
Rebecca Martinez produces podcasts at WUNC. She’s been at the station since 2013, when she produced Morning Edition and reported for newscasts and radio features. Rebecca also serves on WUNC’s Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accountability (IDEA) Committee.
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