UPDATE: ConnectLocal.News has been working since 3:30 a.m. this morning to find out what decision school officials came to at their 3:30 a.m. meeting regarding school closures, but has been unable to get a response or information. However, as of 5:10 a.m. this morning, less than 30 minutes before the time that some bus drivers normally begin to arrive at work for morning runs, ConnectLocal.News has been advised that Stephens County School District bus drivers have not received the automated call that they would expect if school had been canceled and they would not be running their morning routes. While this is not official confirmation of the school district's decision on whether classes will be held today, it is the only information we have been able to obtain as of this hour, and would seem to indicate that schools will be open and operating on regular schedules. We will update this story as new information becomes available.
Upon inquiring if a decision has been made on the status of Stephens County Schools in the morning, ConnectLocal.News has just learned that school system road crews are currently out and about, monitoring the roads, and will continue to do so through the evening and night. A final decision on school closures will be made at a 3:30 a.m. meeting of school officials. ConnectLocal.News will publish that information as soon as it becomes available.