The Jones County School System announced Monday it would be on an early release schedule for the day of the solar eclipse, Monday, August 21.
They said they came to that decision out of safety concerns for students and staff and so parents could experience the eclipse with their children – whether it be in Jones County or farther north in Georgia.
A news release says students will be considered unexcused if they are absent that day or check out before early release. Daycare programs will be cancelled.
Additionally, all extra-curricular activities scheduled for after 4 p.m. will take place.
The release schedule is as follows:
Jones County Pre K 11:15 AM
Elementary Schools 11:30 AM
JCHS NGC 11:55 AM
JCHS Main Campus 12:05 PM, car riders at noon
CRMS/GSMS 12:20 PM