All 159 counties in the State of Georgia are now under a State of Emergency. Rome City and Floyd County Schools will close both Monday September 11th and Tuesday September 12th. The complete press release is listed below. We will continue to post updates as received. Please watch weather updates and prepare for possible severe weather in our area.
Rome City Schools/ Floyd County Schools Joint Severe Weather Statement
In response to Gov. Deal’s declaration that all of Georgia is now under a state of emergency, Rome City Schools and Floyd County Schools have made the decision to close all schools to students and staff, as well as both central offices, on Monday, September 11 and Tuesday, September 12 in anticipation of severe weather in our area stemming from the aftermath of Hurricane Irma. Tropical storm force winds that are forecast have a significant potential to cause downed power lines and trees, making transportation to and from school treacherous for our staff and students. All after school activities will also be cancelled for these two days.
Rome City Board of Education’s meeting, originally scheduled for Tuesday, September 12, has been rescheduled for Tuesday, September 19.
School officials urge families and community members to stay alert to weather warnings and stay safe during the impending severe weather event.