Harrison County schools to close Aug. 21 for eclipse

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The Harrison County School district administration released the following information regarding to eclipse and school:
After considering multiple options regarding the eclipse on Aug. 21, the decision was made to cancel Harrison County Schools for students and use the day as a staff work day.
Student safety was the deciding factor in closing school for this event, since NASA and other scientific experts warn of possible eye damage if the sun is viewed improperly during the eclipse. All school-sponsored student activities will be postponed until after 5 p.m.
May 18 will be used as a make-up day for this cancellation.