Thursday, January 21, 2016

BREAKING: No school Thursday

Crittenden County School officials have made an early-morning decision to go ahead and cancel classes for today.

The original plan, announced late yesterday afternoon, was to have schools begin 2 hours late with buses running on alternate routes where necessary.

School Transportation Director Al Starnes said further review of the situation this morning prompted officials to decide to cancel for the entire day. Starnes said after checking Thursday's road conditions, school officials found several rural areas that remained treacherous. Considering all transportation issues, Starnes said caution was the driving force behind making the change this morning.

"I know it is an inconvenience for many, but we can't put our students at risk," he said.