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Polk County Public Schools Will be Closed Due to Hurricane Irma on Friday, Sept. 8 and Monday, Sept. 11

September 7, 2017

Public schools and district offices in Polk County will be closed on Monday, Sept. 11, in response to Hurricane Irma.

In addition, public schools and district offices will also be closed this Friday, Sept. 8.

These closings, made in collaboration with Polk County Emergency Management personnel, will provide residents with time to make preparations. District staff must also work with emergency personnel to prepare and maintain some of our schools to serve as shelters for those directly impacted by Hurricane Irma.

Please be advised that the decision to close is not binding upon charter and private schools. Those schools should be contacted directly for more information.

Again, public schools and district offices in Polk County will be closed on Friday, Sept. 8, and Monday, Sept. 11.

We will continue to monitor news and weather reports before announcing any additional closures.

We know that the decision as to whether to close our schools and offices has a huge impact on the plans and lives of our students and employees as well as their families. We appreciate their understanding and patience. We will continue to monitor weather conditions as they develop and remain in contact with Polk County emergency personnel.

Polk County Public Schools will provide updates on the reopening of schools and offices using the automated telephone calling system for parents and guardians, as well as the district's website and social media (Facebook and Twitter). Local media will also be notified.

Due to an expected high volume of phone calls to the district office, please refer first to our website and social media accounts for updates.

Pertinent links:

Polk County Public Schools webpage: http://www.polk-fl.net/

Facebook:   https://www.facebook.com/polkcountypublicschools/

Twitter:  https://twitter.com/PolkSchoolsNews

 

Additional Schedule and Event Changes:

http://www.polk-fl.net/news/newsreleases/hurricaneupdates.htm