Schools closed again today
Newton County Schools remain closed today due to inclement weather and hazardous road conditions throughout the county.
Schools have been closed since Monday. Newton County Superintendent Dr. Gary Mathews said it will be determined at a later time if students will need to make up the days missed due to the treacherous weather.
According to Mathews, the decisions to close the schools are based on a variety of things, including the opinions of operations personnel throughout the county.
“We receive regular weather updates from the National Weather Service and Covington/Newton County 911,” said Mathews in an e-mail. “Additionally Dr. (Dennis)
Carpenter (Deputy Superintendent for Operations) has operations personnel weigh in on conditions around the county. Dr. Carpenter and I confer on school status given the reports we receive and I subsequently make the decision as to whether we're open or closed.”
The swearing in of new board members Jeffrey Meadors, Shakila Henderson-Baker and Abigail Morgan-Coggin has been postponed, as has the board of education work session, both of which were originally scheduled for Tuesday. The board will have a swearing in and a combined work session/ monthly meeting on Jan. 18, according to Director of Public Relations Sherri Davis-Viniard.
Georgia Perimeter College also will remain closed Wednesday, according to its website. DeKalb Technical College and Georgia Perimeter College were both closed Monday and Tuesday. Perimeter is holding extended spring 2011 registration until 5 p.m. Friday.