Icy roads, snow, and bitter cold temperatures may be in the forecast this winter. Brush-up on school system procedures when weather conditions have an impact on the school day.
It is more likely for school to be cancelled in the early morning— due to dangerous road conditions that formed overnight— than for school to let out early because bad weather is moving in. As a rule, the decision to cancel school is made before 6 a.m. The school system immediately notifies all major radio and television stations in metro Atlanta. In addition, the information is announced on GCPS TV and posted on the school system’s website. Should severe weather move into the area during the day, plans to cancel classes will be announced on metro-Atlanta radio and TV stations and on the school system's web site before school is dismissed.
The key factor in all decisions about whether or not to hold school is the safety of students and staff.