Wayne County Public Schools announced Tuesday that it will close all schools for students and staff on Thursday and Friday as county officials keep a close watch on the path of Hurricane Dorian.
All athletic events, practices, driver's education programs and other scheduled activities for Thursday through Sunday are also canceled.
The University of Mount Olive announced Tuesday that all of its daytime classes for traditional students will be canceled Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
Wayne County Public Schools is closely monitoring Dorian and the anticipated storm forecast models for the area. District leaders remain in close communication with Wayne County emergency management officials and will continue to do so throughout the event and after. The school closures were announced in preparation for anticipated tropical force winds which can result in unsafe road conditions.
All school campuses will be closed through the weekend in order for school and maintenance staff to access buildings and grounds.
WCPS encourages families and staff to monitor local media: at mountolivetribune.com, @MOTTribune on Twitter and Mount Olive Tribune on Facebook, www.waynecountyschools.org, or @WayneCountyPS on Facebook or Twitter, for the most current district announcements.