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(UPDATED) Will there be school Friday metro Atlanta?

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(UPDATED) Will there be school Friday metro Atlanta?

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SnowGlobeMetro Atlanta school systems are still firming up their plans, but Atlanta Public Schools has already decided to cancel classes on Friday, Jan. 31.

More from City Schools of Decatur’s Facebook page.

“We hope that road conditions for our staff living outside the City of Decatur improve over the weekend. There is a threat of refreezing overnight, which may pose a danger for our students traveling by foot, bus or car. Currently, there are heating issues with Oakhurst Elementary that will hopefully be repaired tomorrow. Please stay safe and warm!”

UPDATE: As of 6:37 pm, Decatur City Schools are closed on Jan. 31.

UPDATE: As of 4:46 pm, DeKalb County Schools are closed on Jan. 31.

UPDATE: At around 3:30 pm, Fulton County also decided to cancel classes on Jan. 31.

Here is the statement from Fulton County’s Facebook page:

“District leadership has been performing an extensive assessment of our facilities, busses and communicating with local city and county governments to help inform this decision. We need to be sure that we will be ready to effectively serve students.”

Atlanta Schools Superintendent Erroll Davis published a lengthy letter thanking school staff and teachers who watched over students stranded at their schools the night of Jan. 28.

“I have profound gratitude for our school-based employees who stayed overnight to provide care and a safe haven for our students during the storm,” Davis wrote. “I also have the utmost respect and appreciation for our bus drivers who braved the adverse road conditions, and the entire transportation department, for working through the night to reunite our students with their families. My sense is that they as well as employees who had difficulty getting home after dismissal will need a bit more time to recover. We also need to replenish and to restore our facilities prior to resuming normal operations. For these reasons, we have decided to close our schools and administrative offices on Friday, January 31, 2014.”

Essential APS personnel are expected to report for work.

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