Watauga County Schools Weather Closings History

Update for 2018-19 calendar year

Closed Thursday December 13 due to winter weather

Closed Wednesday December 12 due to winter weather

Closed Tuesday December 11 due to winter weather

Closed Monday December 10 due to winter weather

Closed Thursday December 6 due to winter weather

Closed Wednesday December 5 due to winter weather

Closed Wednesday November 28 due to winter weather

Closed Tuesday November 27 due to winter weather

Closed Friday November 16 due to winter weather

Closed – Thursday November 15 due to ice/winter weather

Closed –  Mon. Sept 17 due to tropical storm Florence


Update for 2017-18 calendar yearWatauga County Schools out 20 days:

December

Friday December 8, 2017, Monday Dec 11, 2017, Tuesday Dec 12, 2017, Wednesday Dec 13, 2017

January

Thursday January 4, 2018, Friday January 5, 2018, Monday January 8, 2018

Wednesday January 17, 2018, Thursday January 18, 2018, Friday January 19, 2018, Tuesday January 30, 2018

February

Friday February 2, 2018, Monday February 5, 2018

March

Wednesday March 7, Thursday March 8

Monday March 12, Tuesday March 13, Wednesday March 14

Wednesday March 21, Thursday March 22


Watauga County Schools missed 20 days due to winter weather for the 2017-18 school year. How does that stack up to past years?

Since 1975 there was one other year with just 20 missed days: 2012-13.

10 or more days have been missed 34 of the 43 years records have been kept for the school system.

In back to back years 30 or more days were missed: 33 days in 1976-77 and the most on record of 39 days for the 1977-78 calendar year.

2009-10 has the third most missed days with 26 followed by 23 in 1995-96, and 22 in both 1986-87 & 2010-11.

The year with the fewest missed days belongs to 1990-91 with just 4.

Two days in 1994 were missed in August and that marks the only time school has closed in that month.

From 1975-76 through 2017-18 a monthly breakdown shows that September has had a total of 6 days missed, October 5, November 18, December 82, January 235, February 197, March 73, April 7, May 1

In all 624 days total have been missed in the 43 years 1975-76 through 2017-18.

*NOTE: Not all of the missed days may have been due to winter weather as the data from Watauga Schools is labeled as “School Closings for Inclement Weather”*

 

 

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