Frigid forecast forced decision --
Due to the "brutally cold temperatures" anticipated for Thursday, Jan. 8, Wilson County Schools Director Dr. Donna Wright announced Wednesday afternoon that schools will be closed.
However, all 12-month employees will report for work. Additionally, all Kids Club locations will be open and operate on the snow schedule, which is from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Learning Centers will not be open.
"With temperatures scheduled to be in the single digits and wind chills slated to be below zero, it comes down to a matter of safety," Wright said.
Regarding athletic events scheduled for after schools, Wright said all of the high school teams will have practice. Whether Watertown High School's scheduled wrestling match in Clarksville will be held or not will depend on what the school system there decides.
All middle school basketball games scheduled for Thursday afternoon and night were cancelled, except for the Mt. Juliet Middle School's varsity basketball team's home game against Walter J. Baird Middle School at 6 p.m. as scheduled.
"At this time, we anticipate resuming a normal schedule on Friday," Wright said.
LSSD DECISION -- The Lebanon Special School District has also decided to close, however SACC services will be open for full day services at Castle Heights Elementary.