Mid-Columbia school closures for Tuesday

Mid-Columbia school districts are canceling Tuesday classes and closing because of the treacherous driving conditions.

School districts in the region were closed Monday and more snow began falling.

This list will be updated as districts announce their plans for Tuesday classes.

  • Kennewick School District is closed
  • Pasco School District is closed. Board meeting canceled
  • Richland School District is closed, Tuesday board meeting is canceled
  • Columbia School District (Burbank) will be on a two-hour delay. Buses will be on emergency routes. No morning preschool for Mrs. Taylor’s class. ECEAP preschool is on a two-hour delay.
  • Columbia Basin College is on a delayed opening. Campus opens at 9 a.m. and classes start at 10:20 a.m.
  • WSU Tri-Cities is on a two-hour delay. Do not arrive on campus before 10 a.m.
  • ESD 123 is open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Paterson School District is closed.
  • North Franklin School District is closed
  • Prosser School District is closed
  • Finley School District is closed
  • Kiona-Benton City School District is closed
  • Kahlotus School District is closed
  • Finley School District is closed

  • Othello School District schools are closed, district offices open

  • Prescott Elementary and high school on two-hour delay, buses on snow routes

  • Starbuck School District is on 2-hour delay

Private schools

  • St. Joseph’s Catholic School is closed

  • Bethlehem Lutheran School is closed

  • Kingspoint Christian School is closed

  • Christ the King School is closed. Kindergarten and PreKinder information night to be rescheduled.

  • Calvary Christian Church is closed

Childcare and others

  • Benton Franklin Head Start is closed. There are no home visits as well

  • The Children’s Developmental Center is closed

  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Benton and Franklin Counties have limited locations open. Richland, Sacajawea and White Bluffs open at 8 a.m., bring own peanut-free lunch. Pasco main branch opens at 8:30 with a teen program at 11 a.m. Prosser opens at 11 a.m.

  • Meals on Wheels: All dining centers are closed. No home delivered meal service.

  • Pacific Northwest National Laboratory: All nonessential staff in Richland and on the Hanford site do not report to work. Essential workers should call the PNNL staff information line at 375-2124 before their shifts start.

Wendy Culverwell writes about local government and politics, focusing on how those decisions affect your life. She also covers key business and economic development changes that shape our community. Her restaurant column and health inspection reports are reader favorites. She’s been a news reporter in Washington and Oregon for 25 years.