SCHOOL CLOSURES: Tropical Storm Fred forcing several Big Bend, South Georgia districts to cancel class

Published: Aug. 15, 2021 at 4:49 PM EDT
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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.

Decatur County Parents, We have been continuing to monitor the approaching tropical storm. We are anticipating it...

Posted by Decatur County Schools on Monday, August 16, 2021

Seminole County Schools will be out for students on Tuesday. Faculty and staff are still to report at 9 a.m.

Due to unknown weather conditions, Seminole County Schools will be canceled tomorrow, August 17, 2021 for students. Faculty and staff will need to report at 9:00 A.M. We hope to see you all Wednesday morning!

Posted by Seminole County Elementary School on Monday, August 16, 2021

The Madison County School Board also announced the district will be closed Tuesday because of Fred.

Notice: Madison County Schools will be closed on Tuesday, August 17, 2021 due to flooding issues.

Posted by District School Board of Madison County on Monday, August 16, 2021

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.

This morning when we woke up our region was in the clear from immediate impact of Tropical Storm Fred. However, as we...

Posted by Leon County Schools on Sunday, August 15, 2021

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.

https://www.franklinemergencymanagement.com/alerts/ 08/15/2021 3:45 PM FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE A Voluntary Evacuation...

Posted by Franklin County Florida Emergency Management on Sunday, August 15, 2021

On Sunday, Wakulla County school leaders made the decision to cancel class for Monday, citing advice from emergency management officials.

Dear parents, Students, and Community Members, On the recommendation of Wakulla County Emergency Management, school has...

Posted by Wakulla School Board Student Safety Information Page on Sunday, August 15, 2021

Wakulla County will also be closed Tuesday, the district said. Classes will resume on Wednesday.

Dear Parents, Students, and Community members, After meeting with our County Emergency Management Director and staff,...

Posted by Wakulla School Board Student Safety Information Page on Monday, August 16, 2021

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.

URGENT UPDATE!!! Schools Closure! Due to anticipated inclement weather caused by Tropical Storm Fred, there will be NO...

Posted by Gadsden County Public Schools - Florida on Sunday, August 15, 2021

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.

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT! After continued discussions with Emergency Services following the impact of Tropical Storm...

Posted by Jackson County School District on Monday, August 16, 2021

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