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Georgia cancels classes to save fuel
ATLANTA (CNN) -- Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue Friday asked for the closing for two days of all public schools across the state to save fuel, a school official with detailed knowledge of the plans told CNN.
The governor's office told school officials in a telephone conference call heard by the official earlier in the day that the plan is intended to save some 250,000 gallons of fuel by idling the buses alone.
Perdue's spokesman, Dan McLagan, would not confirm the report, saying only that "the governor is considering a number of options for conservatation as a precautionary measure. We don't know yet what the impact of Hurricane Rita will be.