All schools and offices in the DeKalb County School District (DCSD) will remain closed on Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017. Employees are not to report to work.
Yesterday (Tue Sep 12 2017) we had 62 schools without power. The Operations Team has been working closely with Georgia Power to assess power outages and triage support. As of 12PM today (Wed Sep 13 2017) there were 32 remaining schools without power. Georgia Power reported that the DeKalb County area was one of the hardest hit areas in Georgia.
As of yesterday there were more outages in DeKalb than in Savannah and the Georgia Coast. There are also approximately 100 downed trees across roads. Many of these trees have live power lines on them.
The School Nutrition Department has also been working to determine the impact of power outages to school cafeterias. They indicate that there are some schools that had spoilage of food due to the power outages, and are in the process of contacting vendors to place orders for replacement food as needed.
POWER OUTAGES (click here to enlarge image)
32 Schools remaining without power. Schools in blue below have power. The other 32 are in various stages of getting power restored.