In the case of inclement or severe weather, local radio stations are notified:
WMNC (1430 AM/92.1 FM), WKVS (103.3 FM), WCIS (760 AM), WHKY (1290 AM), WNNC/WAIZ (1230 AM/630 AM), and Foothills Weather Network (formerly Burke Weather)
Parents and students are requested to listen to one of these radio stations as the source of information concerning delay, closing, or early dismissal of Burke County Public Schools. Secondary sources of information are the following TV stations: WBTV, WYFF, WSPA, WSOC, WLOS, WCCB (Fox News), and WCNC or call the school system’s weather hotline number 433-8047, press 1 for English and 2 for Spanish. The closing information will also be listed on our website – www.burke.k12.nc.us.
School personnel who remain in continuous contact with the local law enforcement and the Highway Patrol always monitor weather conditions. The decision to close or delay school will be made by school officials between 5:00 a.m. – 5:30 a.m. The local media will be notified of any school cancellation, early dismissal or delay and given information of alternate schedules or other pertinent information. If these media sources are not announcing information concerning Burke County Public Schools, schools will operate on a normal schedule.
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