More schools closing for solar eclipse

BRADLEY COUNTY, Tenn. – Bradley County Schools and Cleveland City Schools have announced they will be closed on Monday, Aug 21 due to the solar eclipse.

Cleveland City Director of Schools Russel Dyer released this statement Tuesday.

These schools will join several others that have decided to close for the eclipse viewing.

Here is a list of schools that will be CLOSED on August 21st:

Rhea County

Hamilton County 

Polk County

Marion County

Monroe County

Bledsoe County

McMinn County

Dayton City Schools

Bradley County

Cleveland City

Here is a list of schools that will be EXTENDING the school day 30 minutes on August 21st:

Dalton City Schools

Catoosa County

Walker County

Whitfield County


DALTON, Georgia (WDEF) – Dalton City Schools are going the other direction.

They will extend the day on August 21st so kids can watch the eclipse at school.

Dalton will not see the total eclipse, but they will see a 99.2% coverage.


CHATTANOOGA (WDEF) – As schools start cranking up for a new year, more are deciding to shut back down for the solar eclipse.

Just about all our schools (except Murray county) will be back in session by August 21st.

But the the eclipse will actually happen in the afternoon, just as schools are letting out.

Many systems have decided it is safer for the kids to stay home that day, than to have them on the road when the sun disappears.

So far, these are the schools closing. But expect more to join them as the date nears.

Bledsoe County

Hamilton County

Marion County

Monroe County

Polk County

Rhea County

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Categories: Bledsoe County, Hamilton County, Marion County, Polk County, Rhea County

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