HB801 proposed changes to GSNS (SB10)

HB801 was filed yesterday by Representative Scott Hilton. This legislation would:

  • give flexibility in how scholarship funds are spent,
  • change the scholarship calculation from the October to the March FTE count,
  • make special needs preschool count towards the one year,
  • give an exemption from the one year for children adopted from foster care,
  • ensure that if you participate in the scholarship, you never have to meet the one year requirement again!

Check it out at this link http://www.legis.ga.gov/Legislati…/…/display/20172018/HB/801.

School Closed 1/18/2018

It’s only 18°F (-7.8°C) right now and not predicted to get above freezing until noon tomorrow with single digit to sub-zero wind chills. It is highly unlikely we will see enough sublimation (evaporation without melting) to make road conditions safe, AND it will be terribly cold.

Out if concern for the safety of students, families, and staff, we will not be having school tomorrow. STAY WARM!

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URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Peachtree City GA
1240 PM EST Wed Jan 17 2018

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/O.EXT.KFFC.WC.Y.0006.000000T0000Z-180118T1500Z/
Dade-Walker-Catoosa-Whitfield-Murray-Chattooga-Gordon-Floyd-
Bartow-Cherokee-Forsyth-Hall-Polk-Paulding-Cobb-North Fulton-
Gwinnett-Haralson-Carroll-Douglas-South Fulton-DeKalb-Rockdale-
Heard-Coweta-Fayette-Clayton-Spalding-Henry-Troup-Meriwether-Pike-
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Including the cities of Calhoun, Rome, Cartersville, Gainesville,
Marietta, Atlanta, Lawrenceville, Carrollton, Douglasville,
East Point, Decatur, Conyers, Newnan, Peachtree City, and Griffin
1240 PM EST Wed Jan 17 2018

…WIND CHILL ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM EST THURSDAY…

* WHAT…Very cold wind chills expected. The cold wind chills will
cause frostbite in as little as 30 minutes to exposed skin. Expect
wind chills to range from 10 above zero to around zero through the
afternoon, dropping to between 5 above zero and 5 below zero
overnight.

* WHERE…Portions of north central, northwest and west central
Georgia.

* WHEN…Until 10 AM EST Thursday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Due to the snowfall that has occurred, roads
will remain icy and treacherous as temperatures remain below
freezing the remainder of today through Thursday morning. If you
must drive, use extreme caution. The cold wind chills may cause
frostbite in as little as 30 minutes to exposed skin.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A Wind Chill Advisory means that cold air and the wind will combine
to create low wind chills. Frost bite and hypothermia can occur if
precautions are not taken. Make sure you wear a hat and gloves.

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School Closed Monday (1/8/2018)

After the most recent update from National Weather Service, we have decided in the interest of everyone’s safety to close Monday.  Sleet/Wintery Mix is expected to start early in the morning and temperatures will not rise above freezing until after opening, or later.  The early models would affect opening, the late ones could create problems with pick up, especially with the potential traffic drama from the game.

Of course, this could change in next 48 hours, but we felt with the circumstances surrounding the game and its accompanying events and traffic, we needed to let families know early in order to make any necessary arrangements.

The red star is our approximate location.

 

Power Outage

In the event power will be an issue tomorrow (12/13/2017), we will do everything we can to give you plenty of notice. Please understand that should something happen overnight, we won’t know until morning, but we will let you know as early as we possibly can. This also applies to any other unexpected event we are not anticipating :-/

Also, thanks for the quick pick up today 🙂