September 11, 2017 – September 14, 2017 all-day America/New York Timezone

All schools and offices in the DeKalb County School District (DCSD) will remain closed on Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017. Employees are not to report to work.

“Safety is key. Right now, there are several challenges that present a potential threat to our students such as buildings and homes without power, and fallen power lines and trees. We remain hopeful to reopen our schools and offices soon, but not at the expense of our students and staff,” said R. Stephen Green, DCSD superintendent/CEO. “We are thankful to the numerous DCSD staff members that have worked tirelessly to remove debris, secure our campuses and restore our capacity.”

Progress is being made in preparing to reopen schools. Approximately 32 DCSD campuses remain without power as of noon today. By comparison, 62 campuses were without power at a similar time Tuesday. Also, significant issues such as fallen trees on school roofs and fallen trees persist.

In the meantime, a state of emergency has been declared across DeKalb County. Teams of DCSD employees have been assessing the status of schools and working with appropriate organizations to reopen schools as quickly and safely as possible.

DCSD will continue to announce updates via its website at www.dekalbschoolsga.org and through its mobile app and accounts on Facebook and Twitter