Weather to delay Georgetown County schools two hours Tuesday; Horry County schools remain on regular schedule

vgrooms@thesunnews.comJanuary 6, 2014 

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Students in the Georgetown County School District will have a two-hour delay Tuesday because of the near record-low temperatures that are expected, according to Ray White, district spokesman.

Buses will run two hours later than usual, and classes will start two hours later. District employees will go to work at their usual time, however, so schools will be open if parents need to drop off their children.

Schools in Horry County are expected to open as usual Tuesday, as no advisory has been issued by Horry County Emergency Management, said Teal Harding, Horry County Schools spokeswoman, but students should dress warmly because of the extremely cold temperatures that are anticipated and limit time outside waiting for a bus or carpool. The district will not allow outside activities for students during the day.

Harding said the district works closely with emergency management officials when making decisions on schedule changes due to inclement weather, but another factor is the safety of roadways and whether the bus fleet would have difficulty traveling routes, which is determined by district transportation supervisors who check the roads in each attendance area.

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