School districts closing, delaying start Monday due to inclement weather
ATLANTA, Ga. (Atlanta News First) - Some area school districts are closing or delaying the start of school on Monday, March 27 due to inclement weather.
Lamar County Schools will be closed Monday for all students and staff out of an abundance of caution due to many roads in the county being compromised from heavy rain and more rain is expected. The school board meeting for Monday has been rescheduled for Tuesday, March 28 at 4 p.m.
Meriwether County Schools will be closed on Monday. School officials said Meriwether County bus routes service 580 miles of dirt roads, some with low-lying bridges, which become hazardous in these weather scenarios.
Monroe County Schools will operate on a delayed start for Monday. All schools will begin at 9:30 a.m. School buses will run 1.5 hours later than usual.
Pike County Schools will be closed Monday. 240-day employees and Central Office staff should report at 10 a.m., if possible.
Thomaston-Upson Schools will be closed Monday. School officials say, “After a thorough assessment of road conditions in Upson County, we have determined that school closure is the best solution to ensure that our students and staff remain safe.”
Troup County Schools will be closed on Monday. School officials said the storm is predicted to produce more heavy rain through midday on Monday. “The school system will continue to monitor this inclement weather situation and provide further updates if required,” Troup County School District said in a statement.
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