UPDATE: Asheville City and Buncombe County schools CLOSED Tuesday, Nov. 12

UPDATE 7:26 a.m. from Buncombe County Schools:

Good morning-
We have an important update regarding the school schedule today, Tuesday, November 12.

All Buncombe County Schools will now be closed. This is due to dropping temperatures and increasing snow and sleet falling across the majority of the county. As a reminder, when more than two districts are impacted by severe weather, the schedule will change for all six districts in Buncombe County.

For licensed staff, it will be an optional teacher work-day. Eleven and twelve-month non-licensed employees may work or take annual leave.

Instructional assistants should not report to work.

Specific questions regarding work or leave should be directed to your supervisor.

UPDATE 7:45 a.m. from Asheville City Schools via Facebook and 7:54 a.m. via email:

This morning’s call is a tricky one, but because the temperature is predicted to drop to freezing or below while our buses and high school drivers would still be making their morning commutes, and the perception will persist at least through mid-morning, we have made the decision to close Asheville City Schools today, Tuesday, November 12th.

It will be an Optional Teacher Workday for all ACS staff members.

As always, safety is our primary concern, and we don’t want to take a risk with students, staff and families venturing out during the rapidly changing weather.

All games and events scheduled for today have also been canceled.

We will provide you with an update on the make-up time at a later time.

We will continue to monitor the weather throughout today, and it looks like we will be back in school tomorrow.

Press release from Buncombe County Schools:

All Buncombe County Schools will be operating on a two-hour delay for students this morning due to forecasts of a wintry mix and potential for flash freezing. Also, there will be no buses on icy roads.

Please stay tuned as we monitor the situation for changes in this decision based upon worsening conditions- especially relative to individual school districts. In the event one or more school districts have to be closed, a notification will be sent to all media outlets, employees, and parents as soon as possible.

Please note that breakfast will be served when your child arrives at school.

Employees should report to work at their normal time if they are able to travel safely. As always, employees who will be arriving to work later than their normal start time must communicate with their principal or supervisor.

Press release from Asheville City Schools:

Due to the Winter Weather Advisory combined with below-freezing temperatures and slick roads, Asheville City Schools will be operating on a two-hour delay for all students and staff members today, Tuesday, November 12th.

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