Winter weather conditions such as snow and ice may cause disruptions in school operations, including the closure of school, a delayed opening, or an early dismissal (see definitions, below).
Information about school operations is announced publicly as soon as possible on the Troup County School System website as well as local radio and television stations. Please do not call TV or radio stations. Listen for announcements on the following stations:
TV 15 WJCN Channel 15
LGTV Channel 19
WLAG 1240 AM
WELR 102.3 & ESPN 1240
Magic 98.1 News Radio
WTRP 620 AM
LaGrange Daily Newspaper- Online Edition: www.lagrangenews.com
Valley Times Newspaper- Online Edition: www.valleytimes-news.com
WRBL TV Channel 3
WTVM TV Channel 9
WCGQ Radio 107.3
WRCG 1420 AM
WSTH Rooster 106
WLTC Channel 38
Columbus Ledger Enquirer Newspaper-Online Edition: www.ledger-enquirer.com
WXIA TV Channel 11
WAGA TV Channel 5
WATL Channel 36
WGCL TV Channel 12 (46)
WSB TV Channel 2
WSB Radio AM 750 & B98.5
WSTR Star 94/94.1
The Bull 94.9 & 105.7
When schools are closed, all school and extra curricular activities are canceled, including athletic practices and events. In extreme conditions, the administrative offices may be closed.
Schools may open two hours late, and all operations including bus transportation are delayed by two hours from the regular schedule.
The school system uses a variety of sources of information to determine whether to close schools, delay the opening of schools, or dismiss schools early. These sources include actual physical inspection of the road and school conditions by transportation officials and other staff at spots throughout the county and an analysis of independent reports from the National Weather Service, as well as the news media.
The most severe weather conditions within the county are used as the basis for the decision-making criteria. Consistent procedures are maintained in order to respond quickly to emergency weather conditions and protect the safety and well being of students.
All public schools within Troup County adhere to the same procedures concerning emergency weather conditions. The decision to change school operations is made by the superintendent of schools, or his designee, and affect all schools within the school system.