• Felicia Cummings

Baldwin County School District Returns to Normal Operations

The City of Milledgeville has issued a boil water advisory in the area of Blandy Road from Oak Hill Middle school to West Hancock Street until further notice. The advisory is a result of a water main break that occurred Thursday morning in the area near most of our schools. In response to the water main break, the Baldwin County School District closed all schools for Thursday and students and staff worked remotely.

City officials advise that due to the water main break on Blandy Road, water pressure in these areas has dropped to dangerously low levels. When this occurs a potential health hazard may exist in the areas of zero pressure from backflow and/or back-siphonage of water of unknown quality into the water distribution system.

In order to protect the public from a potential health hazard, all citizens in these areas who have experienced water outages and/or low water pressure are advised to “boil” all water prior to use for drinking, cooking, or preparing baby food. The water should be boiled for at least one minute after reaching a rolling boil. Citizens should continue to boil water until they are notified by the water utility that the water system has been restored to full operation, and that the microbiological quality of the water in the distribution system is safe for human consumption.

The Baldwin County School District will return to normal operations on Friday, December 18. Bottled water will be provided to students and staff for drinking. Friday is a scheduled early dismissal day and students will be released from school at designated times. Students will start their winter break on Monday, December 21st and return on Wednesday, January 6th.

Early Dismissal Times:

  • GNETS - 11:00 a.m.

  • The Early Learning Center 11:15 - a.m.

  • Baldwin Success Academy - 11:30 - a.m.

  • Academy & Primary Schools - 11:45 a.m.

  • Georgia College Early College - 11:45 a.m.

  • Oak Hill Middle School & Baldwin High School - 12:00 p.m.

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