DCist - Without a single flurry in the forecast, Alexandria City [VA] Public Schools will close the system's 17 schools on Wednesday. Instead of snow, a planned nationwide strike on International Woman's Day is responsible.
More than 300 staffers had already asked to take the day off, an "unusually high number of requests," superintendent Alvin L. Crawley said today in a note to families.
That is about six times higher than a typical day, according to ACPS spokesperson Helen Lloyd.
"This is not a political statement. This is not a political decision," she says. "It's a matter of safety and a matter of our ability to deliver instruction."