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Schools to close for solar sclipse
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Schools will be closed for inclement weather Aug. 21, courtesy of the Great American Eclipse.DeKalb County is now among the growing list of Tennessee schools to close for the eclipse, as officials opt for safety of their students.The Board of Education Thursday night voted to consider the date as an inclement weather day and no classes will be held.In a statement on behalf of the Board, fourth district member Kate Miller said “DeKalb County Schools had originally planned to have school on the day of the Solar Eclipse Aug. 21 and viewed this as an educational opportunity for our students. However, we have realized there are many challenges related to transportation, staffing, and attendance, all of which could impact student safety. It is still our plan to provide safety viewing instructions and supplemental educational resources for our 3,000 students in the days leading up to the Eclipse.