ECPPS, Camden, Currituck districts to close schools for today


High water from the Pasquotank River crashes up through the boards at the fishing piers at George M. Wood Memorial Park on the Camden Causeway, Monday afternoon.


From staff reports

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Elizabeth City-Pasquotank Public Schools officials decided to close schools today because of flooding conditions throughout the city and the county in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence.

“We realize the flooding does not affect everyone; however, the areas impacted affect a large portion of the city and county,” ECPPS officials said in an email issued shortly before 6:45 a.m.

“We understand the frustration behind our decision to close school again today, but we must make these decisions with the safety of our students and staff as the priority,” the ECPPS officials said.  

Today is an optional teacher workday with a two-hour delay for staff. All 10- 11- and 12-month employees should report or take leave, while all other employees should not report for work today.

Originally, the ECPPS officials had announced schools would operate on a two-hour delay today. 

Additionally, Camden County Schools officials, in a brief posting on the district’s Facebook page, have announced county-wide closures of schools today.

Today is an optional work day for staff with a two-hour delay.

Also, Currituck County Schools officials have announced county-wide closures of schools today, citing safety concerns.

“Throughout the early morning, reports have indicated that the water on roadways and throughout neighborhoods has continued to worsen rather than recede,” the Currituck Schools Officials said in a statement on the school district’s website.

Staff may report for an optional workday on a two-hour delay if travel is permissible. Staff who are unable to travel due to road conditions are asked to contact their supervisor.