Crisp Co. schools delayed by cold weather - WALB.com, South Georgia News, Weather, Sports

Crisp Co. schools delayed by cold weather

It's not often South Georgians see temperatures in the teens, and today people just couldn't put on enough layers.

"Its real cold, but I got these gloves on, two coats on, and three pairs of pants on," says Constance Edwards.

At Crisp County Preschool, parents wrapped their kids up before dropping them off.

"It's very cold he didn't want to get up out of bed this morning," says parent Jennifer Shorter.

Jennifer Shorter says she's not used to this type of weather.

"I'm from up north and its like this all the time, but not here," she says.

Bus drivers say workers had the buses running, warm and ready to go when they arrived for work.

"We have a good bus staff at the shop, and they had all the buses running when we got there. Nice and warm so we appreciate that," says Bus Driver Kimberly Clark.

And despite the cold she says the kids were in good spirits

"Oh yeah, once they got on the warm bus they were ready," she says.

Crisp County Superintendent Rhonda Hayes says they didn't want students waiting for buses before sunup.

They talked about canceling classes, but decided conditions were not harsh enough to lose an entire school day.

"You don't have a crystal ball and you don't know when we are going to have something happen that we can't come to school at all and so we value student learning, its so important. So on a day when we could get here we talked about what we could do and everyone was pretty much in favor of a delayed start," says Dr. Rhonda Hayes, the Crisp County Superintendent.

She also says the school's facebook page played a large role in getting the word out. It had the most hits ever.

"Within just an hour or two, we had over 2500 shares or hits on that page, it was one of our most heavily viewed posts, since we launched it,  so we know it played a key part," says Hayes.

She says they also sent out an automated phone message to parents, faculty, and staff.

Copyright 2014 WALB.  All rights reserved.

 

  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Lee Co. High School graduation moved to Albany Civic Center

    Lee Co. High School graduation moved to Albany Civic Center

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 5:58 PM EDT2018-05-22 21:58:05 GMT
    Albany Civic Center (Source: WALB)Albany Civic Center (Source: WALB)
    Albany Civic Center (Source: WALB)Albany Civic Center (Source: WALB)

    The graduation ceremony for Lee County High School has been moved to the Albany Civic Center. 

    More >>

    The graduation ceremony for Lee County High School has been moved to the Albany Civic Center. 

    More >>
  • Slots open now for Dougherty Co. pre-K summer program

    Slots open now for Dougherty Co. pre-K summer program

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 5:49 PM EDT2018-05-22 21:49:34 GMT
    Dougherty County pre-K leaders said it is accepting applications now for its pre-K Summer Transition Program. (Source: WALB)Dougherty County pre-K leaders said it is accepting applications now for its pre-K Summer Transition Program. (Source: WALB)
    Dougherty County Pre-K leaders said they are accepting applications now for their Pre-K Summer Transition Program. (Source: WALB)Dougherty County Pre-K leaders said they are accepting applications now for their Pre-K Summer Transition Program. (Source: WALB)

    Dougherty County school leaders said they're looking for children to attend their free pre-K enrichment program, and the time to apply is now.  

    More >>

    Dougherty County school leaders said they're looking for children to attend their free pre-K enrichment program, and the time to apply is now.  

    More >>
  • Officials warn about the dangers of leaving kids, pets in cars over the summer

    Officials warn about the dangers of leaving kids, pets in cars over the summer

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 5:43 PM EDT2018-05-22 21:43:25 GMT
    Emergency officials said it's important to not leave kids or pets in cars this summer at all. (Source: WALB)Emergency officials said it's important to not leave kids or pets in cars this summer at all. (Source: WALB)

    As temperatures begin to rise in South Georgia, emergency officials are sending an important message about the dangers of leaving kids and pets in cars. 

    More >>

    As temperatures begin to rise in South Georgia, emergency officials are sending an important message about the dangers of leaving kids and pets in cars. 

    More >>
Powered by Frankly