Total Eclipse = Total Excused Absence if Not Present at Rutherford County Schools

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UPDATE: The Rutherford County School Board voted Wednesday night to close schools on Monday (8/21/17) for the total eclipse event because of concerns about safety.

Rutherford County Schools:

The last time there was a total solar eclipse that could be seen in Rutherford County was in year 1478, according to the new Pre-K thru 8th grade Science Specialist for the Rutherford County Schools.

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While school students won't be in school on August 21st due to a decision made by the county school board Wednesday night, School Science Coordinator Stephanie Finley previously told WGNS that the Monday, August 21st event was set to be positive and well planned...

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UPDATE: The Rutherford County School Board voted Wednesday night to close schools on Monday (8/21/17) for the total eclipse event because of concerns about safety.

City of Murfreesboro Schools:

On August 21st, millions of Americans will be able to watch the solar eclipse that will turn day into night for a couple of minutes. Murfreesboro City Schools is planning for its students to participate in the event. Curriculum and learning activities have been prepared, and the students will be asked to participate in a safe viewing experience of the event.

Middle Tennessee State University has provided glasses to allow the students to participate safely. In addition, the curriculum has been designed to include instructions on methods of safe viewing of an eclipse complete with warnings regarding attempts to watch this event without protecting one's eyes.

More on schools closing or not closing:

But why are some districts closing school altogether on the day of the Total Eclipse? The Washington Post recently did an article on the subject that can be seen in this link: "Why Some Schools are Closed for the Solar Eclipse - But Others are Staying Open"

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