Due to weather-related safety concerns, the Hamilton County Department of Education will open at 10 a.m. Tuesday.
This includes Central Office, school administrators, faculty and staff.
Teachers are to report to their assigned Professional Development sites at 10:00 a.m.
Maintenance employees will report on regular schedule. School Aged Child Care will open on regular schedule.
Chattanooga Christian School will be on a two-hour delay for Tuesday. Lower School will begin at 10 a.m, and lower school students may begin arriving at 9:15 a.m. Upper School will begin at 10:20 a.m, and upper school students may begin arriving at 9:30 a.m.
CCS officials said, "After evaluating tomorrow's weather forecast, the condition of roadways, and the ability of our heating systems to keep up with the cold, we feel very comfortable with our ability to provide a safe and warm learning environment. For students that will move between buildings during the day, we would ask that parents have their children dress accordingly. In making these decisions we do recognize that the circumstances for individual families vary significantly and encourage all parents to make the decisions they feel are in the best interests of their children."
Whitfield County Schools will be closed for students on Tuesday.
Staff members will report at 8 a.m. on Tuesday for a professional learning day.
Also closed Tuesday will be schools at Grundy County, Marion County, Polk County, Rhea County, Sequatchie County, Catoosa County, Chattooga County, Dade County and Walker County.