Crawford County superintendent keeps schools open | Weather
Crawford County Schools are a rarity in Central Georgia today.
They're open in spite of icy weather conditions expected for much of the region.
Crawford County Superintendent John Douglas spoke to 13WMAZ by phone Wednesday morning.
"We've had several meetings with our county EMA office" and checking weather reports, "and on top of that I've been riding all of our roads since early this morning. It's raining right now and 36 degrees in Roberta and that's what we're sticking with."
He said the only problem is the usual one: rain on dirt roads.
Douglas said his information is that it may get colder this morning "but this afternoon according to our information it's going to warm back up. And in fact I think it will be better to hold them here until dismissal time if things do continue to worsen."
He said he was getting his weather information from the National Weather Service and Crawford EMA. "So we're right there on the (freezing) line and I believe we're just under the line."
"So we're open and ready to go and we're going to have them have them home safe and sound and then later on this afternoon we can make an adjustment about school tomorrow."
He says he is prepared to take criticism from parents.