STATEMENT ON ATLANTA PUBLIC SCHOOLS REOPENING THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 14 FOLLOWING STORM DAMAGE

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Media Contact: Pat St. Claire

Executive Director of Communications 404.802.2855 cell 770.833.0084

Pat.Stclaire@atlanta.k12.ga.us

 

For Immediate Release                                 September 13, 2017

 

UPDATED: STATEMENT ON ATLANTA PUBLIC SCHOOLS REOPENING THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 14 FOLLOWING STORM DAMAGE

Atlanta - Atlanta Public Schools (APS) will reopen Thursday, September 14th and will follow a normal operating schedule. Our operations team has completed a full review of our facilities, buses, technology, and nutrition services in the wake of Hurricane/Tropical Storm Irma.

Currently, power has been restored to nearly all APS school campuses. There are four remaining schools without power that we expect to have back online tonight. Those schools are: South Atlanta HS, M. Agnes Jones, Brandon and Sutton Middle School. We are monitoring the power situation at these locations and will inform parents if school is in session beginning at 5 a.m. tomorrow.

Because many buildings were without power, an alternate menu may be provided for students for breakfast and lunch for the next several days. Also, students may experience delays in bus routes due to driver staffing shortages.

We appreciate the patience our families have shown as we have worked to ensure a safe environment for all of our students and staff. We look forward to welcoming everyone back tomorrow!

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