Greenville Co. Schools Releases Statement

Will Close for Hurricane if Needed

Seth Stokes
September 07, 2017 - 8:51 am

From Greenville County Schools:

"Recognizing the ongoing threat posed by Hurricane Irma, Greenville County Schools is closely monitoring the track of this storm and communicating regularly with Emergency Preparedness Officials to ensure we are ready and able to provide any needed assistance here or in other parts of the state. 

Last year during Hurricane Matthew, by order of the Governor GCS buses were used to transport evacuees around and from the lower part of the State.  Additionally, six of our schools were designated as evacuee shelters, though their use was not required.  Our facilities are built to withstand intense weather and remain a part of the State’s emergency response plan.  If it becomes necessary to close schools or end bus transportation as a result of this storm, affected families will be notified via phone message.  Information will also be available from local media outlets, the District website, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts.  Parents who wish to receive important alerts via text message, should text follow @gcsalerts to 40404 from your text-enabled mobile phone.  Regular text charges will apply.  All information tweeted by @gcsalerts will be received as a text. You do not have to be a Twitter subscriber to use this service.

As this situation continues to develop, we will keep you as informed as possible."

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