The Russell County School District will follow its regular schedule Aug. 21, the day of the solar eclipse, but will consider absences excused if parents choose to keep their children home or check them out early.
Chairwoman Pat Hugley Green of District 1 announced during the board’s monthly work session Monday night that Glenn Brock’s mother was in a “serious accident” and he won’t be available to provide this service to the Muscogee County School District.
The maximum eclipse in Columbus will occur at 2:37 p.m. , on Aug. 21, when the Moon will block 92 percent of the Sun, according to Shawn Cruzen, executive director of the Columbus State University Coca-Cola Space Science Center.
Muscogee County School Board member Laurie McRae of District 5 challenged Frank Myers of District 8 and his description of the district as a "toxic environment" -- and Myers upped the ante, alleging "criminal conduct" in the district.
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