Anne Arundel Schools Change Weather Decision For Wednesday Classes


Anne Arundel County Public Schools will have asynchronous virtual classes on Wednesday. An AACPS sign is pictured above. (Jacob Baumgart/Patch)

Last updated Wednesday at 8:46 a.m. Patch manager Deb Belt wrote this story.

ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY, MD — All Anne Arundel County Public Schools will be closed Wednesday, with students following posted prerecorded virtual lessons at a time of their choosing.

The update was announced about 7:45 a.m. Wednesday by the district.

After reassessment this morning, the decision was made to close schools due to inclement weather, adverse road conditions and power outages, spokesman Bob Mosier said.

According to PowerOutage.US, 4,462 utility customers in Anne Arundel County are without power following Tuesday's storms and strong winds.

Students should access lessons in their Brightspace accounts and must log in by 2 p.m. to be counted present for the day.

All planned extracurricular activities are canceled, including athletics and all-county band auditions.

With the exception of certain Unit III personnel, all non-school-based AACPS employees should report to their work locations no more than two hours later than normal. Employees who are unable to reach their work locations Wednesday should contact their supervisor.

Unit III personnel must report to their work locations as required.

On Tuesday the district had planned for a two-hour delay in the start of school on Wednesday. School officials announced the decision just after 5 p.m. Tuesday as heavy rain and strong winds hit the region, which was under a flood warning.

Schools dismissed two hours early Tuesday, and after-school activities were canceled as the storm moved in.

That decision was made the night prior, as the forecast accurately predicted worsening conditions around Tuesday's school dismissal.

To see the latest weather updates, read Patch's forecast.

Related: MD Weather: Flood Warning For Baltimore, 5 Counties; Wind Advisories

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