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Heavy Rain Delays Start of School to 10 a.m. Wednesday in St. Thomas-St. John District

There is a delayed start for schools in the St. Thomas-St. John District due to severe weather conditions, the V.I. Education Department reported around 7 a.m. Wednesday. Heavy rains, thunder, and lightning have been reported, prompting VIDE officials to prioritize the safety and well-being of students, faculty, and staff.
All schools in the St. Thomas-St. John District will open on a delayed schedule, with school operations starting at 10 a.m., according to the press release. “This delay will allow for the safe arrival of students, considering potential disruptions to roadways caused by the inclement weather. Essential workers are required to report for their normal times to assess schools and prepare student arrivals,” it said.
VIDE officials were informed by Virgin Islands Territorial Emergency Management Agency officials that weather conditions for the St. Thomas-St. John District are expected to persist throughout the morning. However, conditions are anticipated to improve later in the day.
“It is imperative that the safety and well-being of our school communities remain our top priority. Therefore, VIDE urges all stakeholders to exercise caution and remain vigilant while traveling to and from school,” the release stated.
Notably, all schools in the St. Croix District will remain open as scheduled, as they are not affected by the current weather conditions, it said.
VIDE will continue to monitor the situation closely and provide updates as necessary.
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