Louisa County schools reopen after winter storm

Lousia County schools reopened Tuesday even as some families remain without power following...
Lousia County schools reopened Tuesday even as some families remain without power following last Monday’s winter storm.(Louisa County Public Schools)
Published: Jan. 10, 2022 at 6:28 PM EST|Updated: Jan. 11, 2022 at 6:36 AM EST
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LOUISA COUNTY, Va. (WWBT) - Louisa County schools reopened Tuesday even as some families remain without power following last Monday’s winter storm.

At one point, 97 percent of the county was in the dark, and now - a week later - more than a thousand homes are still unable to turn the lights on.

The school district says while they plan to head back to the classroom, it is not mandatory for those without power.

“Your child will not be penalized if they can’t return just yet,” read a Facebook post on the district’s page.

The post also announced that Wednesday, Jan. 12 will be a regular school day, after previously being scheduled as an Asynchronous Learning Day.

For more on the district’s return to school plan, click here to read Monday’s update from Superintendent Doug Straley.

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