Huntsville City Schools To Open Doors To Students, Despite Delays

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) -  Despite a schedule change that will delay classes from starting until 10 a.m. on Monday, Huntsville city schools will be open starting at their normal hours.

School officials say the decision is meant to make things easier for busy parents.

"You've got some parents that don't have options available to them when you have such a delay," said Keith Ward, a spokesman for the district. "[Superintendent Casey Wardynski] wanted to make sure that parents who didn't have options could still have a safe place for their child to be at. "

Classes will start at 10 a.m. and buses will run on a two-hour delay. Students can be dropped off any time before 10 a.m.

Teachers and staff will follow their normal schedule, unless otherwise specified by the district.

Schools that normally offer hot breakfasts for their students will do so as usual on Monday.

Ward says district officials have not yet released a plan for Tuesday, but will continue to monitor the weather.

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