Aligned with county and federal agencies, we have been committed to keeping our community updated about the rapidly developing situation with the Coronavirus. Throughout the process, we have relied on the guidance from the Georgia Department of Public Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and DeKalb County Board of Education. During today’s 3 p.m. press conference, Gov. Kemp communicated the following, “Given the rise of the coronavirus, I am going to issue a call to action. If local communities feel it is prudent, you should consider closing daycares and schools as early as tomorrow through the next two weeks.”
As a result, Mrs. Ramona Tyson, Interim Superintendent of DeKalb County School District (DCSD), in collaboration with other metro area school districts, will close the DeKalb County school district on Monday, March 16, 2020, until further notice. All employees will continue to be paid and will work remotely from home. Parents will receive more information about K-8 digital learning on Monday afternoon. All district and school sponsored events, activities, meetings, and competitions are cancelled until further notice. It also includes athletics, extracurricular, school events and systemwide events.
More information will be forthcoming to our stakeholders. Please follow GLOBE’s website and social media channels for more information.