CMS Works to Clear School Parking Lots & Sidewalks

HUNTERSVILLE, NC – Heather Boteva spent another day Tuesday taking care of her 5-year-old son who was home from Torrence Creek Elementary.

She’s one of many CMS parents wondering why the school district cancelled classes again.

“Our school looked fine. I know the county is large, but I think they could have been back today,” Boteva says.

District officials said nearly a third of schools still had icy parking lots and sidewalks Monday. They were still working to take care of that Tuesday.

WCCB tried to ask CMS why they didn’t plan ahead to have the campuses cleared. A spokesperson told WCCB: “I don’t believe we will have anyone available to speak.”

Parents had more to say.

“We live here. We know what’s coming. We know how long it takes to melt, usually. I mean, this isn’t by surprise,” Boteva says.

In a CMS web article, Superintendent Ann Clark said, “Closing our schools isn’t a decision that we make lightly… the safety of our students and staff is our number-one priority.”