Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Savannah-Chatham Public Schools in session Thursday; still no call on Irma from superintendent

Posted By on Wed, Sep 6, 2017 at 8:53 PM

Savannah-Chatham Public Schools say school is still in session on Thursday, and as of Wednesday night have made no call as to any further action in anticipation of Hurricane Irma's approach by Monday of next week.

"Thursday is a regular school day for Savannah-Chatham County Public School students," says an official statement. "District staff continue to monitor the progress of Hurricane Irma and will communicate any changes to the school schedule on SCCPSS.com and through parent call/email notification."

School Board President Jolene Byrne posted on Facebook shortly afterward that "Dr. Levett informed Board members today she would be making a decision tomorrow afternoon or evening. I realize many families are anxious to make plans now....Board policy allows up to five absences to be excused with a parental note, so if your family has special circumstances that require leaving early, I urge you not to wait."

Byrne concludes that, "Recognizing that District employees do not have the same freedom to evacuate right now, I have urged Dr. Levett to consider making a decision sooner rather than later, as we did in the case of Hurricane Matthew. Ultimately, however, the timing is up to her."


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