In response to fuel supply concerns, Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue requested that all school districts shut down next Monday and Tuesday.
He says each day off would save 250,000 gallons of fuel burned by school buses alone.
"Typically, the sooner you respond to situations like that, the less degree of response there needs to be. It is my obligation as a leader to get information out to people, rather than trying to ask people to respond in an emergency crisis situation," he says.
From reports we've received most districts in our area are complying with that request and will be closed next Monday and Tuesday.
Only Thomasville city schools have received permission from the state Education Department to stay open.
Schools closed in south Georgia September 26th and 27th:
- Lowndes Co.
- Valdosta City
- Thomas Co.
- Brooks Co.
- Grady Co.
- Decatur Co.
- Seminole Co.
- Mitchell Co.
- Pelham City
- Miller Co.
- Echols Co.
- Cook Co.
- Lanier Co.
- Colquitt Co.
- Clinch Co.
Thomasville city schools are open.
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