Richmond County Schools Closed Thursday

WJBF Closings and Delays graphic
WJBF Closings and Delays graphic

Augusta, GA (WJBF) The Richmond County Board of Education has canceled school for Thursday, due to the Boil Water Advisory for most of Augusta and for Fort Gordon.

This makes the 2nd straight day.

Read the text of the statement sent to us from the Richmond County Board of Education Wednesday afternoon below:

Since the Boil Water Advisory in Richmond County currently extends through 10:00am on Thursday, the Richmond County School System has decided to close school for Thursday, February 11, 2016. “Safety is always the primary concern for our children in the Richmond County School System,” said Superintendent Dr. Angela Pringle. “At the end of the day, we cannot risk exposing any children to possible unknown contaminants in the water that may cause serious health issues.”

The Richmond County School System will continue to work with the Augusta Emergency Management Agency (EMA) and Augusta-Richmond County Government to monitor the situation.

Any possible make up days will be determined at a later date.

All 11- and 12-month Richmond County School System employees are expected to report to work on February 11, 2016 at regular times.

We will provide more information on this breaking story as it becomes available.

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