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January 28, 2014

Wake County schools closing Wednesday

Wake County students will get a second day in a row off from school on Wednesday because of the winter storm.

As expected, the Wake County school system has announced that schools will be closed on Wednesday for the second day in a row.

Wake waited until the snow started falling before making the call about Wednesday. Wake hasn’t yet announced when students will have to pay the price for not going to school Wednesday.

It’s likely that traditional-calendar students will now lose as a day off April 21 – Easter Monday.

Year-round students will have to spend another Saturday in school.

Wake has previously announced when students would make up for Tuesday’s snow day.

Traditional-calendar students, who account for the majority of Wake’s 153,000 students, will now have to attend school on Feb. 17 – Presidents Day. Modified-calendar students will also have classes on Feb. 17.

Students at multi-track year-round schools and single-track year-round schools will have classes this Saturday – Feb. 1. They’ll only be in school for 3.5 hours with bus pick-up times being the same as the weekday schedule. Breakfast and lunch will not be served, but students may bring snacks to school. There will be no recess or clubs.

The early colleges and single-sex leadership academies will make up the day on May 29.

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