SCHOOL CLOSURES: Tropical Storm Fred forcing several Big Bend, South Georgia districts to cancel class
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) - As the Big Bend and South Georgia prepare for possible impacts from Tropical Storm Fred, a number of school districts made the decision to cancel classes.
Decatur County Schools announced Monday it has canceled classes for Tuesday.
“Provided all goes well with this storm, we will be back on our normal schedule Wednesday the 18th,” DCS wrote on its Facebook page.
Seminole County Schools will be out for students on Tuesday. Faculty and staff are still to report at 9 a.m.
The Madison County School Board also announced the district will be closed Tuesday because of Fred.
Leon County Schools will not be open Monday, according to a Sunday evening announcement from the district. This came after an initial advisory that classrooms would be filled- but conditions have changed.
LCS says they expect to make an announcement on whether class will be held on Tuesday around 6 p.m. Monday.
The Franklin County School District was the first to do so, deciding to cancel Monday class on Saturday afternoon. That county also has a voluntary evacuation order currently in place.
On Sunday, Wakulla County school leaders made the decision to cancel class for Monday, citing advice from emergency management officials.
Wakulla County will also be closed Tuesday, the district said. Classes will resume on Wednesday.
Gadsden County officials made a similar decision Sunday afternoon, keeping kids away from the classroom Monday due to possible storm impacts. According to the district, employees can report to district buildings to prepare for Tuesday classes.
Liberty County officials announced class will be canceled in that county as well, citing “an abundance of caution for the safety of our students and staff.”
Jackson County schools are also closed for Monday and Tuesday.
Copyright 2021 WCTV. All rights reserved.