For Immediate Release: 15, 2018
Contact: Tina Firesheets (336) 370-8307
(336) 669-3309, mobile
Nora Carr (704) 491-3204, mobile
Media Desk (336) 574-5730
GCS Schools to Close Monday, April 16
There will be no school for staff and students
Greensboro, N.C. – There will be no school for students and staff on Monday, April 16 due to extensive damage and power outages caused by a tornado that hit Greensboro Sunday afternoon.
Essential personnel, facilities and maintenance staff will report as scheduled and directed by their supervisors.
Three schools were significantly damaged: Hampton, Peeler and Erwin Elementary. Others were without electricity late Sunday evening, including: Simkins, Falkener, Monticello-Brown Summit, Bessemer, McLeansville and Bluford Elementary; the Academy at Lincoln and Hairston Middle; Dudley High and Herbin-Metz and Gateway Education Center, Middle College at Bennett. In addition, the Franklin Boulevard administration office is also without power.
More information will be shared as it becomes available.
About Guilford County Schools
Guilford County Schools, the third largest school district in North Carolina, the 47th largest of more than 14,000 in the United States, and serves more than 73,000 PK-12 students at 126 schools. With approximately 10,000 employees, GCS works in partnership with parents, businesses, colleges and the community to deliver an education that connects student interests and skills with the careers and economy of our future here and around the world. We provide educational choices to meet individual student needs in a culturally diverse citizenship and new opportunities to help our students Soar to Greatness. For more information, visit the district’s website at www.gcsnc.com
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