BULLOCH COUNTY SCHOOL OPENING UPDATE:
Please make plans for schools to be open for a normal day on Wednesday; however, a final decision about specific school schedules will be made by 5 p.m. today, Tuesday, Sept. 12. Road crews and electric utilities are out in force this morning clearing roadways and restoring power. Their progress by late afternoon will give us a clearer picture, this is why we are delaying our decision from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
None of our schools were damaged during the storm. As of 10 a.m. Tuesday morning, all of our schools have electricity except Nevils Elementary, Portal Elementary and Portal Middle High School. Depending on the progress of electric utility crews in these areas, we will know by 5 p.m. if these schools can reopen.
Our Transportation Department and School Food Services Department made proper preparations before the storm to ensure fuel supplies and the safety of our food supplies.
We understand that families were affected by the storm in different ways. If you decide you are unable to return when our schools reopen, provide a parent note when you return, and your school’s principal will decide if absences are excused.
If you are without power, Southeast Bulloch High School’s George Roebuck Field House will be open Tuesday until 5 p.m. for anyone to use its restroom and shower facilities.
BULLOCH ACADEMY WILL REOPEN TOMORROW, SEPT. 13 as normal.
GEORGIA SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY WILL RESUME CLASSES ON THURSDAY, SEPT. 14.
ALL OGEECHEE TECHNICAL COLLEGE campuses will open for employees on Wednesday, September 13th. Classes will resume on Thursday, September 14. To be clear, employees should report to work Wednesday, and employees and students on Thursday.