ATLANTA -- Schools took one of the biggest hits during the last storm. But since the storm, they've had little time to deal with the lessons they've learned.

"In hindsight, if we knew then what we know now, we certainly wouldn't have made the same decision," said Atlanta School Superintendent Dr. Erroll Davis.

What they know now is just how bad it can get - kids en route home for hours on end. Nobody wants to go through that again - yet the last storm emergency just happened.

"We will have lots of changes," Davis said. "I think it's a bit premature to suggest what those changes will be."

With less than two weeks since the last storm, officials have not had a lot of time to get things in place.

Also in play, the last snow storm has already eaten up any extra calendar days school districts had. In Gwinnett County, school officials have already taken away two breaks and added one to the end of the school year. Graduations have also been pushed back.

Still, officials say, nothing is as important as safety - and officials seem to be more willing not to hesitate to call off school in the event of inclement weather.

Early Sunday evening, APS officials released a statement that noted that the system would continue to monitor reports from national, state and local agencies and would make sure to notify parents and employees in the event of any changes to normal operations.


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