Some nearby school systems have cancelled classes Aug. 21, the day of the solar eclipse.
Not in Bryan County.
Bryan County Schools will instead use the eclipse as a “teachable moment,” for its students, according to a press release issued Wednesday by Dr. Paul Brooksher.
Here’s the release, hot out of the email inbox:
Bryan County Schools is excited for our students and staff to be able to experience this once-in-a-lifetime event. A quality education is essential for all of our students, which is the reason we are using this tremendous event as a “teachable” moment. It will provide an unforgettable learning experience for all our students.
Since safety is our priority, Bryan County Schools will delay dismissal of elementary, middle and high school students by approximately 30 minutes on August 21, 2017.The peak time to experience the solar eclipse falls during our regularly scheduled school afternoon transportation and extracurricular times. This delayed dismissal will ensure that neither students nor employees are on the roadways during the time of the maximum eclipse. All schools will follow normally scheduled start times on August 21.
Each school will provide parents with additional details next week regarding the planned activities for that day.