In the event of a weather-related or other emergency, the Prince Edward County Public School officials do their best to make timely decisions regarding closings, delayed openings, or early dismissals.
Once decisions are made, it is our goal to communicate clearly any changes in schedules to parents and staff, as soon as possible. Parents will receive Instant Alert messages.
The Transportation Supervisor for Prince Edward County Public Schools travels major and side roads to see if they are suitable for school bus travel. He and the Division Superintendent confer before making a final decision. During inclement weather, schools are either closed all day or they will open two hours late. If necessary, school may dismiss early. Decisions about closings and delayed openings are made by 5:30 a.m. on the day of the event. Decisions on early dismissals are ideally made no later than 11:00 a.m. on the day of the event. If schools are closed for the entire day or if they close early, the high school administration will determine whether extra-curricular activities will be held. Generally, sports or practices and games are cancelled or postponed in these instances.
Parents may check the school division web site at www.pecps.k12.va.us or call the school announcement hotline at 315-2101. In addition, several radio and television stations are notified of cancellations, early dismissals, or delayed openings. They include the following:
WRVA AM 1140
WPAK AM 1490
Cable television - Channel 2
WTVR - Channel 6
WRIC - Channel 8
WWBT - Channel 12
WSET - Channel 13