Athens area schools told students and teachers to stay home Monday.
As Tropical Storm Irma approached Monday morning, school officials weighed whether to keep the doors shut Tuesday as well, depending on the weather outlook and how much damage Monday’s high winds and heavy rains left behind.
Three colleges didn’t wait, and announced on Sunday they’d be closed Tuesday as well as Monday. Athens Technical College, the University of Georgia and the University of North Georgia, which has a campus in Watkinsville, won’t have classes Tuesday.
Several public school systems anticipated making a call around noon on Wednesday.
With winds gusting at more than 50 miles per hour and rainfall of up to 7 inches, forecasters expected the storm to leave many downed trees and power outages in its wake.
Below are schools that had made yes or no announcements for Tuesday as of about 2 p.m. Monday:
Schools that will be closed:
- The University of Georgia
- Athens Technical College
- The University of North Georgia
- Clarke County School District
- Oconee County School District
- Barrow County School District
- Jefferson City Schools
- Prince Avenue Christian School
- Monsignor Donovan Catholic High School
- Oglethorpe County School System
- Commerce City Schools
- Athens Christian School
- Jackson County School System
- Madison County School System
Schools that will be open:
- Athens Academy
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