Cold weather is prompting some local school districts to make changes to their operating hours and procedures.
Richmond County will open schools 30 minutes early Thursday and Friday to ensure students arriving for classes will not have to wait outside in the cold. Outdoor sporting events and trips requiring the use of school vehicles will be suspended both days.
The Edgefield County school system will have a two-hour delay for all students Thursday and Friday because of the expected low temperatures. School staffs will still have to report at 8:30 both days.