Bibb County Schools to close indefinitely after Monday, March 16th

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MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – Bibb County Schools will close indefinitely after Monday, March 16th. The closing is in response to concerns over the spread of COVID-19, or the coronavirus, in the Georgia.

According to Stephanie Hartley, the Director of Communications for the Bibb County School District, students and teachers are expected to participate in eLearning during their time away from school. Students and staff should plan to come to school on Monday in order to prepare for and receive instructions and assignments.

Hartley says information will be sent home with students Monday about the eLearning process to help parents as much as possible.

Harley says an automated call will go out to parents Monday morning.



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Amanda is a producer and anchor for 41NBC News at Daybreak and 41Today. She comes to Macon from Watertown, NY where she was a reporter, fill in producer and anchor for three years at WWNY. She covered everything from hundred year old birthdays to the shooting death of a New York State Trooper. She also earned a Syracuse Press Club Award for her feature story "A Cheer for Keslie," about a young woman with down syndrome who joins her high school cheer team and is accepted and loved by her squad. Amanda is originally from Brookfield, Connecticut, a small town in the western part of the state. She attended Western Connecticut State University and graduated in May 2014 with a B.A in Media Arts Production. From there she went on to get her master's degree in Broadcast and Digital Journalism at the S.I. Newhouse School for Public Communications at Syracuse University. When she's not working, she enjoys watching movies, traveling and spending quality time with her fiancé, family and friends.