The statement said the decision was made “after careful review and consideration of the recent school health metrics and in consultation with local health officials.”
The decision comes as COVID-19 cases among children are now at their highest point of the pandemic, according to state health data. Since the start of the new school year, 14 metro Atlanta school districts recorded 18,548 COVID-19 cases as of Aug. 27.
Susan Hogan is the education editor. She joined the AJC in 2020 as a story editor and later became an assistant senior editor. She previously worked for the Washington Post. As a reporter, she won numerous national honors, including a public service award for team reports on arson fires at South Carolina Black churches.