While very infrequent, there may be times when our schools may have to close to protect our students and be reopened as emergency shelters for the community. The Superintendent, in consultation with her staff, makes decisions regarding the closing of public schools. Atlanta Public Schools works closely with our local television and radio media outlets to inform the public when school closings occur. The following media outlets will provide up-to-date information to the public in the event of a school closing or if the student day must be shortened due to emergency conditions:
WSB radio and local television WSB (ABC), WGCL (CBS), WAGA (FOX), WXIA (NBC) are the official stations for APS announcements of school closure.
Should schools close during the day when students are already in attendance, information will be provided through our local media outlets to parents, and bus transportation will be provided in the same manner as during the regular close of the school day.