Friday, September 23, 2005

Sort of like a snow day ..

Governor Sonny Perdue has announced that he has requested that all the state's school systems take an "early snow day" and close on Monday and Tuesday of next week in a fuel saving measure as a result of Hurricane Rita.
"Any supply squeeze is temporary, and is nothing we can't handle," Perdue said.
Perdue also has signed an executive order that eliminates non-essential travel by state employees.
Perdue's office is also encouraging telecommuting and alternative scheduling by non-essential state offices in order to save on fuel costs.
If all of Georgia's schools close, the governor estimated about 250,000 gallons of diesel fuel would be saved each day by keeping buses off the road.
The governor also said an undetermined amount of regular gasoline also would be saved by allowing teachers, other school staff members and some parents to stay home those days. Electricity also would be conserved by keeping the schools closed.
The Archdiocese of Atlanta has announced that all of their schools will be closed Monday and Tuesday in accordance with the governor's request.

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