Gwinnett Schools Holding Classes as Usual on Friday
The wintry conditions did not change anything for the state's largest school system. Check here for more information.
It was business as usual for Gwinnett County schools on Friday (January 18).
As of 5:50 a.m., the state's largest school system had served no notice that it would close or delay classes because of the possibility of roadway icing. System policy is to wait as late as 6 a.m. the day of classes before deciding whether to cancel.
That's a short window for some students, as high schoolers in Suwanee start classes at 7:10 a.m.
Such was not the case elsewhere in the Suwanee area, however. Crababble Academy in Suwanee delayed opening for two hours. Also, the Forsyth County school system, which includes several schools with a Suwanee address, delayed opening for two hours Friday.
According to the National Weather Service, the worst is over. The early morning temperature Friday was above freezing, the high was expected to reach 53.
A complete list of metro Atlanta school closings is available on the WSB-TV website.
The Gwinnett system will be closed Monday, January 21, for the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.
There are three snow makeup days built into the 2012-13 GCPS calendar -- February 17, March 14, and May 21.
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