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Published on February 25th, 2015 |

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Weather closes APS schools ; NAPPS meeting cancelled

Atlanta Public Schools (APS) will close all schools and offices Wednesday, Feb. 25, due to the severe winter weather forecast by the National Weather Service for the metro Atlanta area. The predicted winter storm is expected to significantly impact travel in the metro Atlanta area.

In addition to the closure of schools, all district activities, including community meetings, extra-curricular activities, and athletic events and practices are cancelled.

The NAPPS (North Atlanta Parents for Public Schools) meeting scheduled for today at E. Rivers Elementary School—featuring the APS Board of Education—also is cancelled due to school closings. Look for re-scheduling information soon.

In other storm related announcements, Governor Nathan Deal has ordered a state of emergency for 50 counties which will begin on Wednesday afternoon in light of forecasts calling for up to four inches of snowfall in the metro Atlanta between Wednesday afternoon and Thursday daytime.

According to the governor’s office, the state of emergency will officially begin at 2 p.m. Wednesday, with all county offices affected by the state of emergency ordered to be closed by noon.

Meanwhile, in Fulton County, local government is prepared for the weather. County government offices will not open on Wednesday, and jurors will not report for duty.

As for the schools, APS is monitoring weather conditions and when severe weather threatens Atlanta, the district activates its severe Core Weather Team to evaluate the potential impact on school operations. This group also monitors the impact of weather related events on APS students and employees. The Weather Team will meet late Wednesday to determine the storm’s impact on Thursday’s academic day.

If there are any changes to the regular school day, parents, guardians and employees will be notified by robo-calls, emails and text messages. For APS charter schools, parents and caregivers should contact their schools directly and monitor those schools’ website and social media channels.

For updates about delays and closings due to weather, please continue to check the APS website, social media channels, and local news outlets.

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