Fulton County Schools to remain closed through April 24, plans virtual hiring fair in April

Fulton County Schools will remain closed at least through April 24 per an executive order from Gov. Brian Kemp. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Fulton County Schools will remain closed at least through April 24 per an executive order from Gov. Brian Kemp. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Fulton County Schools will remain closed at least through April 24 per an executive order from Gov. Brian Kemp. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp issued an executive order March 26, closing public elementary and secondary schools for in-person instruction through April 24, which includes Fulton County Schools—the school system that encompasses a host of Alpharetta and Milton campuses.

FCS officials originally announced closures of all schools and administrative offices March 12, with the closures beginning March 16 until further notice. In a press release March 26, FCS officials said they supported Kemp's decision to extend school closures until April 24. Guidance from the Georgia Department of Education on "critical events and issues" such as graduation ceremonies, promotion and retention by grade levels and proms will be considered in the coming weeks, according to the release.


"In the meantime, we appreciate the dedication of our community—students, teachers, principals, staff, parents and taxpayers—and ask for your continued patience and incredible efforts to work through this crisis," the release said.

Decisions regarding non-academic events including hiring, school construction and a host of others are also being considered and will be coming in the next several days and weeks, the release said.

Additionally, FCS will host a virtual hiring fair on April 14-16 and 21-23 for elementary, middle and high school teachers as well as elementary, middle and high school special education teachers. The dates and grade levels are as follows:

  • April 14, 21: Certified elementary and special education teachers

  • April 15, 22: Certified middle and special education teachers

  • April 16 and 23: Certified high school and special education teachers


Candidates must register for these events by going to www.fultonschools.org/talent and sign up online.
By Kara McIntyre
Kara started with Community Impact Newspaper as the summer intern for the south Houston office in June 2018 after graduating with a bachelor's degree in mass communication from Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas. She became the reporter for north Houston's Tomball/Magnolia edition in September 2018, moving to Alpharetta in January 2020 after a promotion to be the editor of the Alpharetta/Milton edition, which is Community Impact's first market in Georgia.


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