SCHOOL CHANGES: Weather causes several districts to close, start late

SCHOOL CHANGES: Weather causes several districts to close, start late
School bus with a police officer (WSB-TV)

Several school districts have announced they would close early Thursday and others will open late Friday because of the damage from severe weather that moved through metro Atlanta. Many areas experienced serious flooding, trees down and power outages.

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Here’s a list of schools that are closed or opening late on Friday:

PLEASE SHARE: As a precaution, Pickens County Schools will be closed TODAY, Friday, February 7, 2020 due to icy patches...

Posted by Pickens County Board of Education :: Jasper, GA on Friday, February 7, 2020

Gilmer County Schools will be closed today (Friday), February 7. 12-month employees should report when safe to do so.

Posted by Gilmer County Schools on Friday, February 7, 2020

The Meriwether County Schools have been informed by 911 that rising flood waters are causing the closure of several...

Posted by Meriwether County School System on Friday, February 7, 2020

Due to road issues caused by flooding today and the potential for freezing weather (snow) in the early morning hours...

Posted by Gilmer County Schools on Thursday, February 6, 2020

Dade County Schools, Elbert County Schools, Fannin County, Franklin County, Lumpkin County, Whitfield County, Habersham County Schools, Chattooga County Schools, Madison County Schools and White County Schools are also operating on a two-hour delay on Friday. Towns County Schools will delay opening until 10 a.m.

Here’s a list of the districts that will be closed Friday:

Pike County Schools, Upson County Schools, and Union County Schools. Union County Schools was on a 2-hour delay before Friday morning.

Here’s a list of the districts who released early Thursday:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FEBRUARY 6, 2020 THURSDAY 2/6/20 – EARLY RELEASE AND FRIDAY 2/7/20 – TWO HOUR DELAY OPENING In...

Posted by Pickens County Board of Education :: Jasper, GA on Thursday, February 6, 2020

This message was sent by our superintendent, Dr. April Howard, earlier today: Good Morning Jackson County Schools...

Posted by Jackson County School System on Thursday, February 6, 2020

Due to the threat of hazardous road conditions due to heavy rain and wind throughout the day and an existing tornado...

Posted by Meriwether County School System on Thursday, February 6, 2020

Walker, Catoosa, Dade and Murray counties also closed schools for the day.