Many area schools will close starting Monday, March 16

Many area schools will close starting Monday, March 16
(Source: KSLA)

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - Some area school systems have made the decision to close effective immediately. This means students and teachers will not return to school Monday, March 16, 2020.

These school system closures will begin three days prior to the statewide closures, which begin at the end of business Wednesday.

The following school systems are all closed effective immediately:

  • Birmingham City Schools
    • The anticipated return date for students and employees is Monday, April 6, 2020 unless otherwise noted.
    • The district will offer meal services weekdays at 10:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. for students during the closure. Grab-and-go meal options will be provided at all schools Monday, March 16, 2020, through Wednesday, March 18, 2020. The district will offer expanded meal services beginning Thursday, March 19, 2020 through Friday, April 3, 2020, at select locations set to be announced Monday. An extended meal service plan will be provided as needed following April 5, 2020.
  • Homewood City Schools
  • Hoover City Schools
  • Vestavia City Schools
  • Bessemer City Schools
    • All 12-month central office employees, school administrators, and custodians should report to work Monday, March 16, 2020. All other employees are exempt from this expectation.
    • Information regarding meal plans will be forthcoming.
    • At this time, all employees and students are expected to return to school Monday, April 6, 2020.
  • Jefferson County Schools
    • We have been in constant communication with local and state health officials. Based on recent updates and after careful consideration, we have made the decision to close schools effective immediately.
    • Our tentative reopening day is Monday, April 6th.
    • This closure includes all JEFCOED facilities and cancellation of all school-related activities.
    • Students and staff should not report to a school site until further notice.
    • We have prepared some resources for our students and parents. We will communicate this information on Monday, March,16. These resources include academic engagement information, child nutrition information for student meals while we are closed, and the preparation of our facilities for students and staff to return to campus.
  • Fairfield City Schools
    • The anticipated return date for students and employees is Monday, April 6, 2020
    • We will offer expanded meal services during the school closure. Dates and details will be provided as soon as planning is finalized. Parents should note that meals will not be provided during our scheduled spring break, March 23-27, 2020. An extended meal service plan will be provided if needed before April 5, 2020.
  • Tarrant City Schools
  • Shelby County Schools
    • All school-related activities are also postponed.
    • Information regarding breakfast and lunch meal services for those students who need it will be communicated on Monday March 16.
    • Shelby County Schools will remained closed until Monday, April 6.
    • Twelve-month employees and school nurses should report to work Monday March 16.
  • Oneonta CIty Schools
  • Pell City Schools
  • Alabaster City Schools
  • Leeds City Schools
  • Trussville City Schools
  • Midfield City Schools
  • Mountain Brook City Schools
  • St. Clair County Schools
  • Chilton County Schools
  • Fayette County Schools
  • Sumiton Christian Schools
  • Haleyville City Schools
  • Blount County Schools
  • Winfield City Schools
  • Marion County Schools
  • Hale County Schools
  • Coosa County Schools
  • Walker County Schools

We will continue to update this list as information comes in. Please be sure to check with your school district to confirm when they will close.

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