With severe weather approaching, Director Johnny Chandler has decided to begin dismissing students at 11:30 am today. Chandler said students will begin boarding buses after getting lunch. Parents picking students up can do so beginning at 11:30. Dickson County Emergency Management Agency Director Steve Manley said Dickson County has been placed in a “high risk area”for severe weather by the National Weather Service. Manley said the predicted window for severe weather for the area is 1-7 pm today. The DCEMA will open its Emergency Operations Center on a limited status by 1 pm today.