Upstate schools detail plans for closing decisions before hurricane


- Several counties in metro Atlanta and coastal Georgia are closing schools for multiple days ahead of the arrival of Hurricane Irma.

Governor McMaster announced in his press conference this afternoon that he has decided not to order a mandatory closing of all school districts and is leaving that decision up to each district.

The district says it's in a readiness situation and is preparing for the call from state and local emergency management officials.

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Volusia and Osceola County's public schools will be closed Friday and Monday, the the districts announced today.

Greenville County school officials sent out a release Friday detailing their decision about school closures during Hurricane Irma.

The School District of Pickens County also said it is closely monitoring the storm and will notify families if any changes are made to school or bus routes. This includes all after school events, adult classes and other district-related meetings. All school and district events were canceled for Monday as well. Information will be updated on the school website. In that case, a number of schools would be designated as emergency shelters.