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Schools cancel class Friday due to weather warning

Posted: 12:50 PM, Feb 21, 2019
Updated: 2019-02-21 21:30:22Z
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TUCSON, Ariz. - Sierra Vista, Tombstone and Benson Unified School District canceled classes and after-school activities Friday due to a winter storm warning.

Sierra Vista Unified School District issued this message on its Facebook page:

Dear Sierra Vista Unified School Parents, To ensure the safety of all our students and employees, all classes and extra-curricular activities will be cancelled for tomorrow, Friday the 22nd of February. Current local weather forecasts for Sierra Vista and the surrounding areas are calling for snow and freezing temperatures starting Thursday evening. These circumstances are not optimal for driving and can put our students and staff personnel at unnecessary risks because of road conditions. We think that this is the prudent and responsible approach to keep your student safe. We fully expect to resume normal class schedules on Monday, the 25th of February. We will provide updated information as necessary. Thank you for your understanding.
Sierra Vista Unified School District

The Benson district issued this message on its Facebook page :

Dear Benson Unified School District Families, A Winter Storm Warning is in effect from 11PM tonight through 5PM tomorrow for Benson and the surrounding areas. In the best interest of student and staff safety, all BUSD classes and extra-curricular activities have been canceled for Friday, February 22nd. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause our families, but we strongly feel by keeping students, parents and staff off hazardous roads is the wise and responsible decision. We anticipate all classes and activities to resume under normal schedule for Monday the 25th. Students will not need to make up the school closure day as there are enough instructional hours built into the 2018-19 class schedules. Any additional information or updates will be communicated via automated alerts, websites, Facebook and local media. We sincerely thank you for your understanding and support.
Micah Mortensen, Benson Unified School District Superintendent