School system leaders are watching the storm and bracing for potential impact

Sept. 27 – Glynn County Schools will announce a decision on school closures on Tuesday if current forecasts hold, according to a posting on its website Monday.

“In partnership with the Glynn County Emergency Management Agency and the National Weather Service in Jacksonville, Glynn County Schools officials are closely monitoring Hurricane Ian and its projected path across the west coast of Florida” , according to the message.

“With the latest information from our local and regional weather experts, forecasts call for the storm to have significant local impacts, such as hurricane-force winds and storm surges, as early as Wednesday evening and possibly well into Friday.”

The Golden Isles are expected to get plenty of rain and wind from Ian, according to Monday’s forecast.

The school district has activated its weather safety plan and school leaders are preparing as the storm’s path becomes more certain.

“We know that the decision whether or not to close our schools has a huge impact on the plans and lives of our students and employees, as well as their families, and it is important for us to give you as much information as possible in order to that you can plan accordingly,” the district said.

Official notifications will be announced via the One Call automated telephone/email alert system and on the district’s website and Facebook pages.

Jeremy S. McLain