Polk County Public Schools Will Be Closed Friday, Sept. 30
Our team continues to work with the Emergency Operations Center staff and county agencies to monitor Hurricane Ian’s progress. There are several factors that we take into account when making decisions regarding school closures. These include:
– Shelter needs and the ability for residents to return to their homes following the storm.
– Ensuring enough time for the district personnel to inspect campuses, remove debris, make repairs, and mobilize resources to ensure that we can operate normally.
– Ensuring that we have power restored to be able to operate.
With the updated forecast and new timeline, we will be closing schools on Friday, Sept 30. We will continue to update you over the weekend as to the status of our campuses and a potential return to normal operations for next week.