Greenville County Schools monitoring winter weather for Monday

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Greenville County Schools will not make a decision about closings or delays on Monday until at least Sunday afternoon, the district announced Thursday.

The National Weather Service is reporting a potential winter storm hitting the Upstate on Sunday, with the possibility of snow and likely sleet in the northern part of Greenville County.

Beth Brotherton, spokesperson for the district, said that at the latest, the district will make a decision by 5:30 a.m. Monday about school closings or delays.

All school events on Saturday must now end by 5 p.m. in order to have students back home by sunset.

“Our Inclement Conditions Evaluation Team is on alert and prepared to drive county roads on Sunday or early Monday morning to assist with decision-making,” Brotherton said in a statement.

The district sent out test text messages earlier this week after announcing a new alert system on Dec. 3.

Parents who have a cell phone as their primary phone with the district should have received the text and responded with a “Y” to activate their phones in the School Messenger System, Brotherton said.

“We are currently awaiting more than 30,000 parent responses,” Brotherton said.

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