Cobb extending school 45 minutes during solar eclipse for child safety
The Cobb County School District announced it will extend classes the day of the eclipse. School will let out 45 minutes later on Aug. 21. This applies to Cobb elementary, middle and high schools. Officials don't want students or employees on the road during the eclipse. Gwinnett schools will close an hour later on Aug. 21.
"Since student safety is always our first priority we will start the day on time and delay dismissal to ensure that neither students nor employees are on the roadways during the time of the eclipse," the school system said in a statement.
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