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Bartow County Schools, Excel Will Be Closed on Friday

Pending weather conditions, which include freezing rain, sleet and possible ice accumulations, are the reason some local students get to stay home.

Updated 9 p.m.

Excel Christian Academy also has cancelled Friday classes.

Here's what officials posted on the school's Facebook page:

Due to pending weather conditions, school will be closed Friday, January 25th, 2013. Plans for Friday's ballgames will be communicated on Friday.

Original Report

Bartow County Schools will be closed Friday, Jan. 25, due to an expected ice storm.

Officials posted on the system's Facebook page:

Due to pending weather conditions, school will be closed Friday, January 25th, 2013. ALL Friday activities are canceled.

Superintendent John Harper said, "Due to icy conditions, 155 buses, teenage drivers and all the other reasons for keeping our students safe, we will not be having school tomorrow," WBHF-AM 1450 reports.

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d1 January 25, 2013 at 03:00 AM
Hey, don't you think you ought to wait and see if anything really happens. Does Bartow county school board have any sense at all. I bet city schools don't cancel. How would you like someone that hit someone standing in a parking space deciding if you should have school. NOT a.c.
Jesus January 25, 2013 at 03:57 AM
Shut up no school tomorrow :)
Judi January 25, 2013 at 07:35 PM
Do you have children or any sense of how a county school system is operated? If any fringe of a county is expected to receive non-safe roads, hindering driving conditions, during any part of the school day, the entire county school system is cancelled or delayed. The county cannot close Adairsville schools and keep Emerson open. However, if within the Cartersville city limits, there is not expected to be any weather issues, then they can certainly stay open with only 3-4 schools within a 2-3 mile radius. Furthermore, I doubt the Wal-Mart incident in December has any correlation whatsoever to being sure the roads are safe for the buses which transport many children in our county.

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