TWIGGS COUNTY, Georgia (KBTV) – Students and employees in Twiggs County will not report to campuses on Friday, September 30, 2022 due to an impact of Hurricane Ian.
School officials say schools will reopen for normal operation on Monday, October 3rd.
According to the National Weather Service, Hurricane Ian is picking up force and traveling eastward. The forecast for Middle Georgia on Friday, September 30th shows possible sustained winds up to 20 mph and wind gusts up to 40 mph. Because of sustained winds up to 20 mph, it may create broken limbs, power outages and affect bus transportation.
The city of Jeffersonville will also temporarily turn off the water lines on Hwy 96 for repairs on Friday, September 30th that will temporarily impact the schools. Students will be provided instructional materials from their teachers. Schools will reopen for normal operation on Monday, October 3rd.
Superintendent, Dr. Mack Bullard says, “The safety of students and employees is our top priority.”
The varsity football game in Wilkinson County has been rescheduled to Thursday, September 29th at 5:30pm. Due to this transportation department change, the Jeffersonville Elementary School After-School Program will be cancelled on Thursday, September 29th. The REACH Scholarship Fundraising Gala at Twiggs County High School will continue as planned at 6:30pm on September 29th.
TCPS may use its internal school system, Infinite Campus, to reach out to parents and students as necessary.