DeKalb County Schools has canceled classes and its monthly school board meeting, as Hurricane Irma barrels through Florida amid fears the storm will have a serious impact on metro Atlanta.
District officials said Sunday that staff and students should not report to school Monday or Tuesday because of inclement weather fears.
“The health and safety of our DCSD family are of the utmost importance,” Superintendent Steve Green said in a press release Sunday. “With information currently available, it would not be prudent to open schools knowing the potential impact Hurricane Irma will bring to the area.”
Officials said updates will be available on the school district website and through its social media portals.
All metro Atlanta school districts announced classes were canceled Monday. Some were already closed for Tuesday as well.