Valdosta Daily Times

January 31, 2014

Schools open today

Kristin Finney
The Valdosta Daily Times

VALDOSTA — The ice has melted and the temperatures are climbing, which means the South Georgia snow days are over. Schools across the region will be opening back up today following their two-day closures.

Schools released statements to the Times on Thursday afternoon announcing their reopenings.

“We certainly appreciated the constant updates given by the Lowndes Emergency Management Agency that helped us make informed decisions. We do feel that it will be safe to transport students tomorrow therefore our schools will reopen on Friday, Jan. 31. We would like to also acknowledge the coordinated efforts, communication and support of our community over the past two days,” said Superintendent for Valdosta City Schools E. Martin Roesch.

Lowndes County also released a statement. “We appreciate the patience and understanding of our parents and staff this week as we worked through the challenges of extreme weather. As always, the safety and well-being of our students and staff is a top priority for Lowndes County Schools.”

The colleges in the region are also planning to open again today.

“We are very appreciative of the work our local emergency management agencies did in communicating with the us and the communities on the weather situation. Their communication helped us greatly in our response and efforts to keep our faculty, staff, and students safe,” said Dr. Tina Anderson, Wiregrass Technical College president.

Temperatures are expected to be in the mid-60s today and sunny, so students are being welcomed back with excellent weather.