Atlanta Public Schools will join several metro Atlanta school districts in delaying the start of school Tuesday because of concerns about black ice.
APS Superintendent Meria Carstarphen tweeted the district would start school two hours later on Tuesday. Her message said that the district’s decision was made “in alignment” with the decisions made by state government and other metro Atlanta school districts.
In alignment with ❄️-related decision by @GovernorDeal and the other Metro districts, APS has a delayed school opening of 2 hours tomorrow morning. Be safe @apsupdate students and families! pic.twitter.com/egC9616tXY— Meria Carstarphen (@CarstarphenMJ) December 10, 2018
Atlanta elementary schools will open at 10 a.m., middle schools at 11:05 a.m., and high schools at 10:30 a.m., the district said in a statement issued after the superintendent's tweet.
"Transportation pick up times will be delayed two hours from normal pick up schedules. All dismissal times will remain the same. Schools that have alternative bell schedules should adhere to the two-hour delay. APS Facilities staff should report at 9 a.m. APS District administrative offices are also on a two-hour delay and APS employees should report two hours later than their normal reporting time," the statement said.
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