The risk for winter weather impacts has increased for metro Atlanta Tuesday. Severe Weather Team 2 Meteorologist Katie Walls said models are coming together to show a higher chance for snow over metro Atlanta.
Photo: Channel 2 Action News
Photo: Channel 2 Action News

Cobb schools to close Tuesday:  ‘We did not make this decision lightly’

Cobb County School District will be closed on Tuesday because of winter storm worries, which include the potential for snow or a wintry mix. 

The school district announced the closure around noon Monday, several hours before it initially said it would update parents. 

“Knowing that it interrupts the school day and the education process, we did not make this decision lightly. However, given that our district serves more than 112,000 students and their families, as well as 18,000 staff members, and that the safety of our students and staff are paramount, we chose to act on the side of safety,” the district said. 

Like other metro Atlanta districts that are closing Tuesday, Cobb officials cited Gov. Brian Kemp’s decision to close state offices in many northwest Georgia counties. 

Cobb schools said officials will keep an eye on road conditions and provide another update by 5 p.m. Tuesday regarding the Wednesday schedule. 

On Monday morning, the district said it will provide an update about Tuesday’s schedule by 5 p.m. 

“We might not know if it will snow but we will tell you as much as we can, as early as we can!” the district said. 

Other metro Atlanta school districts, including Fulton, Clayton, Atlanta and DeKalb, announced before noon on Monday that they would be closed Tuesday. 

 

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