Dyer: DCSS schools will remain closed through next week

Dougherty County School Superintendent Ken Dyer said Friday that all DCSS Schools will remain closed through the upcoming week and should reopen on Oct. 22. (Special Photo)

ALBANY — After conferring with Emergency Management Officials on Friday and based on current power and infrastructure concerns, Dougherty County School system Superintendent Ken Dyer announced Friday that all Dougherty County public schools will remain closed to students next week.

School system spokesman J.D. Sumner said Friday, “We will provide more information on a possible restart for the following week at a later date.”

Employees assigned to the Central Administration Building downtown, facilities, maintenance and custodial employees are to report on Monday at normal work times, school system officials said. If there are issues or concerns that prevent employees from reporting to work, the employees are asked to contact their supervisor.

Professional Learning classes scheduled for Thursday have been cancelled, as has Open Enrollment for staff that was scheduled to begin on Monday. That process will be rescheduled.

“As of Friday morning, just two of our 23 institutions have power: Monroe High School and the 4C Academy,” Dyer said. “Our facilities people said they thought they could have the schools up by Tuesday, but fall break is on Thursday and Friday, and we didn’t want to take a chance of having just one day of school next week. Plus, this will allow parents to have more time to prepare at home or provide child care for their children.”

As of now, school will resume on Oct. 22.

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