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UPDATE: DeKalb County Schools will reopen Friday, Sept. 15

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UPDATE: DeKalb County Schools will reopen Friday, Sept. 15

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After being closed for four days due to tropical storm Irma, the DeKalb County School System will finally be able to get back to business on Friday.

The county announced that schools will reopen tomorrow.

There will be some “lingering issues,” the county school system says.

According to DeKalb County Schools:

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•    As of 2:45 p.m. on Sept. 14, three DCSD campuses are without power. However, the district is hopeful that Georgia Power will restore power to these campuses Friday. Each region has a specific relocation plan of action should such be needed

DeKalb County Schools now says all of its schools have power. 

•    There are still fallen trees and other obstacles that could delay the arrival of school buses in both the morning and afternoon. Students are advised to arrive at their bus stops early and be patient.

•    DCSD strongly advises families to be safe on their journey to school and from school and encourage students to avoid contact with downed trees and/or power lines.

Other school systems affected by the storm reopened today. Here’s the full announcement from DeKalb County Schools.

STONE MOUNTAIN, GA. – All schools and offices in the DeKalb County School District (DCSD) will reopen on Friday, Sept. 15, 2017. All extracurricular activities, and sporting events will be held as scheduled.

“Our team and the community have gone above and beyond to expedite our recovery. While our status is not yet optimum, we are prepared to reopen schools safely and effectively,” said Superintendent/CEO R. Stephen Green. “We ask everyone to be patient as we get back on our feet. There may be some delays with student transportation as we navigate through road closures. In the end, we will make appropriate adjustments and always keep the best interests of students at heart.”

As we transition back to service, DCSD is addressing a few lingering issues. These include the following:
•    As of 2:45 p.m. on Sept. 14, three DCSD campuses are without power. However, the district is hopeful that Georgia Power will restore power to these campuses Friday. Each region has a specific relocation plan of action should such be needed

•    There are still fallen trees and other obstacles that could delay the arrival of school buses in both the morning and afternoon. Students are advised to arrive at their bus stops early and be patient.

•    DCSD strongly advises families to be safe on their journey to school and from school and encourage students to avoid contact with downed trees and/or power lines.

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