EMA has advised that the roads will most likely remain unsafe to travel on Friday morning due to the possible refreezing of the melting snow.
"We do not feel that buses can safely transport students on secondary roads. We are also concerned about our inexperienced high school drivers," said Dr. Michele Taylor in an e-mail.
The schools will be closed for both students and staff.
The city schools will observe Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Monday, Jan. 17 and will return to school on Tuesday, Jan. 18.