SYLACAUGA, Ala. – Sunday afternoon, the Sylacauga City Schools announced school will be closed on Monday, Sept. 11 and Tuesday, Sept. 12.

“We try to gather the most up-to-date accurate information we can when making these decisions,” said Sylacauga City Schools Superintendent Dr. Todd Freeman. “I completed a briefing with the [Talladega Co.] Emergency Management Agency at 2:00 p.m. to get the last bit of information for the day and all of those things are as clear as what you have seen on television.”

Freeman said due to the signifiant winds and rain over the next few days, it was in the best interest of everyone to suspend school and events Monday and Tuesday. As of Sunday afternoon, classes and activities will resume Wednesday.

“Student safety is always paramount in every decision we make,” said Freeman. “We rely on this information from the professionals and they’ve told us what we need to know so we will suspend school for these two days to give this weather event time to get out of here.”

Due to Gov. Ivey’s State of Emergency, Freeman said school days will not be made up.

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