Mon, 25 Feb 2013 19:16:16 GMT — At least fifteen Southwest Georgia School Systems have announced that they will be closed Tuesday.Mitchell, Tift, Worth, Turner, Baker, Cook, Baker, Berrien, Ben Hill, Atkinson, Colquitt, Lowndes, Early, Irwin, and Coffee county school systems have announced that their doors will be closed to students.Mitchell County Schools say they will be closed due to heavy rains in the area that have made certain county roads impassable, but faculty and staff are required to report to work at 9:00 AM.Tift County School System will also be closed as well and that faculty and staff are not expected to report.Due to continued bad weather, road closures, and safety concerns, Worth County Schools say they will be closed Tuesday as well with 240-day and 230-day employees reporting to work. All other employees should stay home.Turner County schools say that they will be closed to students but asks that staff come in for a workday if conditions allow.Coffee County schools have announced that they are also closing due to the inclement weather, but ask that all 12 month administrators report to work as roads permit.Cook County schools announced via their website that they will be closed on Tuesday.Baker County schools have announced that they will be closed as well.Berrien County schools will be closed, but faculty is asked to report if possible.Atkinson County schools will be closed to students but faculty is asked to report.Colquitt County schools announced via their website that they will be closed to students and faculty.Ben Hill County schools will be closed on Tuesday for students and staff at the recommendation of our EMS director due to prediction of more rain tonight. We want the parents to have time to make arrangements for child care if necessary. It is hard to have a crystal ball to forecast weather and road conditions but want to err on the side of caution.At this time, schools in Calhoun, Terrell, Lee, Dougherty and Crisp counties will be open to students Tuesday.FOX 31 will be contacting school systems across Southwest Georgia to find out their status for Tuesday.Stay connected to MySouthWestGA.com as stories develop and the FOX 31 Newscast at 10 PM. Visit us on Facebook and Twitter to join in on the conversation and connect with FOX 31!
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