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Fayette, Coweta schools to hold classes Tuesday

Schools in Fayette and Coweta counties will be open Tuesday. Fayette County has, however, cancelled all after-school and extracurricular activities due to the threat of impending weather.

Fayette County School System spokesperson Melinda Berry-Dreisbach on Monday afternoon said plans call for Fayette schools to be open Tuesday.

“Based on the weather information we have we’re planning to have school on Tuesday,” Berry-Dreisbach. “The winter weather is expected to come into the area on Tuesday evening after schools ends.”

Berry-Dreisbach said the school system is in constant contact with Fayette EMA, adding that the school system will err on the side of caution if weather conditions change prior to Tuesday morning.

“We’re sensitive to parents and employees needing to know (about closures) as soon as possible,” said Berry-Dreisbach.

Unless preempted due to changing conditions, the school system will meet again with emergency management officials Tuesday morning.

Coweta County School System spokesman Dean Jackson on Monday afternoon said the Coweta County School System will continue to monitor weather reports and conditions in our county through tonight and tomorrow. There has been no decision made to close or delay schools, based on all information available at this time.

"In the event of Coweta County School System weather-related closings or delays, information will be shared with students, parents and the community through the school system website at, through the local and Atlanta media outlets and through the school system's automated calling system," Jackson said.

While both school systems will be open Tuesday, there some question to be determined later if classes will be held Wednesday or Thursday due to the expected arrival of the winter storm.

The Citizen will report on the closures if or when they are announced.


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