Public schools in Polk County will reopen for students on Tuesday, Sept. 19. Check your school’s website to see if there have been any changes to sports schedules or other activities. Buses are also expected to resume operations on Sept. 19. Parents are encouraged to caution their children walking to school or waiting at bus stops to avoid any leftover debris or storm damage. Please be advised that this decision to resume operations is not binding upon charter and private schools. Those schools should be contacted directly for more information.