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Georgia school districts bracing for winter weather

Metro Atlanta schools are making plans for the approaching winter weather storm. While some school are remaining open, others have decided to close early or not open at all.
Metro Atlanta schools are making plans for the approaching winter weather storm. While some school are remaining open, others have decided to close early or not open at all.
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As of Tuesday morning, Metro Atlanta’s Clayton and Henry County Schools had decided to close their doors to student because of predicted snow and ice that is expected to approach the area. A number of schools have announced that they will close their doors early.

Atlanta Public Schools and DeKalb County Schools are among those that have plans to remain open and release updates as the day progresses.

According to Twitter DeKalb is watching the weather and posted: “Parents, teachers & employees will be notified of any closings or delays through District website, social media, local news, phone, emails.” DeKalb also plans to cancel all after school activities and will make a decision on Wednesday school opens as weather information is updated.

Atlanta Public Schools also sent out an early morning tweet: “#APS parents and students: Schools are open w/buses running on schedule - we are continuing to monitor #weather. Stay tuned for updates.” The district also placed the same information on its website as it also follows weather updates.

The entire state of Georgia is looking at a hit from the winter blaze blowing across the country. As far as Middle and South Georgia is expected to see some snow and ice.

While this is presenting some concerns, the good news is that weather forecasters are predicting a warming trend in the next couple of days.