A Bessemer City Schools spokesperson says all city schools will be closed the rest of the week.
Katrina Willis says officials made the decision after the storm damage in the area from Monday night. There has been no reported damage to any of the schools. She says schools and offices will re-open Monday, May 5.
Superintendent Fred Primm says that four schools are concerned with student safety getting to school with the number of trees down, blocking streets. He also says four schools were still without power Wednesday and they have no indication of when it will be restored.
He says he also wants families to have a chance to start cleaning up storm debris and getting repairs in line before they need to return to school.
Students were scheduled to take the ACT Aspire test. Officials don't yet know when those tests will be re-scheduled.
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