Columbia County to delay start of school Friday

Thursday, Jan. 7, 2010 10:24 PM
Last updated 10:34 PM
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Columbia County schools Superintendent Charles Nagle has decided tonight to have a two-hour delay to classes in Columbia County tomorrow morning due to the threat of snow and ice.

He said he will decide in the morning if a further delay or closing of classes for the entire day is necessary. He said parents should monitor media reports in the morning for developments.

Richmond and Aiken county school officials have said they'll wait until about 5:30 a.m. Friday to determine how to respond.

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cdharrison
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cdharrison 01/07/10 - 11:29 pm
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Nagle made the right call

Nagle made the right call even if nothing happens weather-wise. Better safe than sorry

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Lauren Noto 01/27/10 - 10:28 pm
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yes!

yes!

GHSjunior
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GHSjunior 01/07/10 - 11:58 pm
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Sweetness. A late arrival to

Sweetness. A late arrival to the 'Pharmacy' is what I need.

AugustaVoter
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AugustaVoter 01/08/10 - 12:02 am
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The last time we went through

The last time we went through this we had NOTHING FALL! Why knee-jerk a reaction when everyone knows how the weather is under the "Pam Tucker Dome"!

coolette
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coolette 01/08/10 - 12:08 am
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I admire our leader, he

I admire our leader, he allows people to plan and be organized, instead of waiting until the AM. We don't have these weather threats often, so he is keeping our students safe and allowing parents to plan for at least a 2 hour delay. Good decision!!!

Deployed
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Deployed 01/08/10 - 12:18 am
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Easier to plan for it when I

Easier to plan for it when I know the evening before. Thanks Superintendant Nagle.

Doyougetitnow
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Doyougetitnow 01/08/10 - 12:26 am
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Only Super in the area that

Only Super in the area that knows that now we don't have to get up at 5 AM to find out what's going on. He's a genius or has amazing advisors, or both. Now if we could get the rest on the same program. AV, you'd rather your child be on a school bus on roads covered in ice, even though "nothing fell"? Then have them travelling home on the same roads when they figure out it's worse?

tiredofexcuses
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tiredofexcuses 01/08/10 - 12:50 am
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The temps won't improve

The temps won't improve during the day...go ahead and cancel for the entire day...they risk is not worth it! The school day will be crazy any way.

tiredofexcuses
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tiredofexcuses 01/08/10 - 12:52 am
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The temps won't improve

The temps won't improve during the day...go ahead and cancel for the entire day...the risk is not worth it! The school day will be crazy any way.

MoosePile
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MoosePile 01/08/10 - 01:08 am
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I wish Richmond County had

I wish Richmond County had the same consideration for their teachers and students. A 2 hour delay still counts as a full day, so why not make it a little easier and tell us to tune in at 8:00 am for more details instead of make us get up at 5:00 am when it's possible we might be going back to bed anyway (doubtful, but possible).

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Lorissa83 01/08/10 - 02:41 am
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stupid idiot

stupid idiot

janet58
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janet58 01/08/10 - 05:24 am
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:-0

:-0

butler123
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butler123 01/08/10 - 09:46 am
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I'm a little dissapointed

I'm a little dissapointed that we didn't get some snow, but I don't have to go anywhere today. I do have a feeling that we may have one good ice storm this year, and then you will be happy that the school officials are on top of things. Better safe than sorry , it was a good exercise. If a bus load of kids had a wreck there would be hell to pay even if no one was hurt. Not to mention if you have ever came over hill to a stopped school bus on slippery roads, think about that the next time you want to gripe.

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