"The Walker County School System will be closed on Thursday, February 9 and Friday, February 10 due to the elevated number of absences among students and adults due to sickness. We are experiencing difficulties finding coverage for our classroom teachers as well as our bus drivers and attendants. This has created a supervision concern in our school buildings as we have taxed the availability of our current substitute teacher list. Also, we are currently having a difficult time providing adequate and efficient coverage on our bus routes both morning and afternoon. The safety of our students is always our number one priority; we hope this separation from one another will allow for proper care and wellness for all students and adults."