Virtual day September 30

image of virtual day wind and rain

We have been watching the Hurricane all week in regards to the impact it may have on our school district. We expect to experience windy conditions by mid-morning on Friday in portions of our county. Based on the totality of the circumstances, Friday, September 30, will be an E-Learning Day for schools. School and office buildings will be closed on Friday. All afterschool programs including extracurricular activities beginning Friday, September 30th, and through the weekend will be closed. Friday night football games have been moved to Thursday, September 29.
Our county is very big and stretches more than 45 miles from top to bottom. The latest weather predictions show parts of our county getting winds of 20 to 30 mph with wind gusts exceeding 40 mph. If this comes to fruition, we will face dangers operating school buses and in transportation in general. Winds are clearly no friend of a high-profile vehicle like a bus and could cause one to tip over or go off the road. We also have many employees, parents, and young drivers we are concerned about as well. We have to do what’s best for the district as a whole.
Each school administration and or department supervisor will be able to provide more targeted details tomorrow. We hope this early notice will allow for everyone to make the necessary arrangements for Friday.