DeKalb Co. Schools to delay due to extreme cold temperatures
January 2, 2018 Share

DeKalb Co. Schools to delay due to extreme cold temperatures

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By Staff Reports

RAINSVILLE, Ala. — According to DeKalb County Schools, school will be delayed for 2 hours Wednesday through Friday (January 3rd – 5th) due to, “extreme cold temperatures.”

Superintendent Dr. Jason Barnett released a statement shortly before 5 pm on Tuesday: “Over the past couple of days, DeKalb County has experienced extreme cold temperatures for our area. The weather this week will impact buses and classrooms which have not been operating for a couple of weeks, due to Christmas break.

I commend our bus drivers, mechanics, and maintenance staff who have all been working diligently today to ensure our schools and bus fleet are operating optimally.

Which freezing temperatures in the forecast for the remainder of the week and student safety being paramount to the DeKalb County Board of Education, the last thing we desire is for our students to be waiting in the cold for a bus that is delayed due to difficulty cranking.

Therefore, DeKalb County Schools and buses will operate on a two-hour delay on January 3-5, 2018. This delay should give us time to ensure our buses and schools are fully functional and are ready to accept students.”

At this time, Fort Payne City Schools are not anticipating a delay.

Jackson County Schools will also be on a two-hour delay Thursday and Friday. School employees will be on a one-hour delay.

Marshall County Schools will be on a two-hour delay Thursday and Friday.

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