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Big Country school districts release students early because of weather

Published On: Dec 24 2013 04:20:07 PM CST
Updated On: Nov 22 2013 02:46:45 PM CST
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ABILENE, Texas -

Wintry weather prompted one school district to cancel classes and other districts in the Big Country to release their students early Friday.

Jayton ISD initially scheduled for students to come in at 10 a.m., but district officials ultimately decided to cancel classes.

Merkel ISD, Jim Ned CISD, Baird ISD, Ranger ISD, Moran ISD, Woodson ISD, Colorado ISD, Loraine ISD and Rotan ISD dismissed students early.

All God's Children Child Development Center in Abilene is closing at 5 p.m. rather than 6 p.m.

Clyde CISD released students as scheduled at 2 p.m., but its high school football game scheduled for Friday against Bushland has been moved to 2 p.m. Saturday at Iowa Park.M

Stamford ISD dismissed students at 12:30 p.m., but noted ts football game against Panhandle has been rescheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at Post.

Premier High School in Abilene was scheduled to close at 2:15 p.m.

Meanwhile, Abilene ISD Superintendent Heath Burns said, in a note to families and staff in the district, that AISD officials had decided for students to remain in school as usual.

"Please understand that Abilene ISD has over 17,000 children, many of whom would be left in cold and unattended homes, or out in the ugly weather, if we were to dismiss early on short notice," Burns said in the note.

Wylie ISD continued as scheduled.

Finally, Breckenridge ISD announced Friday that it will delay the start of school Monday until 10 a.m.

Please send information to news@ktxs.com if you have additional early releases or closures and would like them included in this story.