UPDATE: Schools call snow day in Cherokee County

by Staff reports
Wells ISD Wells ISD

UPDATE: 6:25 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 10

Jacksonville, Rusk, New Summerfield, Wells and Troup school officials have announced Monday as a rare snow a snow day for their districts, as have those at the Methodist Readiness School in Jacksonville.

"We are blessed with snow in our area only a few times in a lifetime," Wells officials stated in a social media post "Wells ISD will be taking a snow day tomorrow! We hope this day can bring snow play memories for you and your children ... stay warm, stay safe and PLAY IN THE SNOW!"

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Jacksonville ISD will close its campuses Monday due to weather, according to information released from district officials Sunday afternoon, while Alto ISD has posted a 10 a.m. start Monday.

Buses will run two hours later than their normal pickup time, and Alto school staff needs to report by 9:15 a.m., according to a social media post.

Districts in Troup, New Summerfield, Rusk and Wells are monitoring the situation, according to their social media sites.