Clarke County public school will switch to a virtual learning schedule on Thursday in anticipation of thunderstorms expected to hit Athens.
Forecasts call for strong storms between 8–10 a.m. Tornadoes, wind damage and large hail are possible in east-central Georgia, according to the National Weather Service.
“This early notification is absolutely the right call based on everything we are hearing from the weather reports and our trusted emergency management agencies,” Clarke County School District Superintendent Xernona Thomas said in a news release. “It makes sense to let parents, students and employees know now so that they are better able to make arrangements for tomorrow with regards to safety and instruction.”
In addition, all after-school activities are canceled, and lunch delivery has been suspended.
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