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Hurricane Dorian closing Wake schools on Friday. Durham, Chapel Hill, Orange opening.

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Some Triangle school systems will reopen Friday while others will remain closed for a second day due to the impact of Hurricane Dorian.

Wake County school officials announced Thursday afternoon that schools will be closed Friday “due to the unpredictable effects of Hurricane Dorian on bus transportation and potential power failures.” The hurricane has cost some Triangle students two days of classes this week.

Johnston County school officials had announced Wednesday that schools would stay closed through Friday.

But Durham Public Schools, Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools and Orange County Schools all announced they will open Friday on a two-hour delay.

Wake, Johnston and Durham had closed Thursday while Chapel Hill-Carrboro and Orange County closed three hours early.

Wake announced when students will make up the lost days of classes:

Traditional-calendar schools will have makeup days on Nov. 1 and Dec. 20.

Modified-calendar schools will have classes Jan. 3 and Feb. 17.

The Wake Young Men’s Leadership Academy and Young Women’s Leadership Academy will have classes Oct. 7 and Dec. 20.

Wake STEM Early College will have classes Oct. 9 and Jan. 3.

Vernon Malone College and Career Academy, Wake Early College of Health Sciences and North Wake College and Career Academy will make up the days on Oct. 3 and Nov. 12.

Tracks 1, 3 and 4 at year-round schools will have classes Nov 16 and Dec. 7 after the Sept. 7 makeup day was canceled. Track 2 will not have to make up the days.

Barwell Road and Walnut Creek elementary schools will have classes Oct. 21 and Jan 17.

Fox Road Elementary will have classes Nov. 1 and Jan. 29.

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T. Keung Hui has covered K-12 education for the News & Observer since 1999, helping parents, students, school employees and the community understand the vital role education plays in North Carolina. His primary focus is Wake County, but he also covers statewide education issues.
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