The Gwinnett Daily Post reports that Ga. Gov. Sonny Perdue on Sept. 23 asked every school in the state to shut its doors for two days this week in order to cut back on higher fuel costs resulting from storms in the Gulf Coast region. Perdue, who is referring to the closings as "early snow days," estimates officials could save 500,000 gallons of diesel fuel used to power school bus fleets as well as electricity used to light and cool school buildings. At least three districts across the state announced Friday that they planned follow Perdue's suggestion. ...

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