Escambia County Schools Reopen May 2, 2014

Superintendent Malcolm Thomas announces the Escambia County School District will resume normal operations on Friday, May 2, 2014. All schools will be in session on Friday with the EXCEPTION of Holm Elementary School. Holm Elementary School students and staff will be notified at a later date when they will return to school. All other students and employees are to report at their regular time on Friday, May 2, 2014.

Due to numerous road closures, some school buses will be re-routed. Parents should watch for bus stop and re-routing announcements on the Transportation Department’s web site at Parents are advised to expect delays as the buses navigate the roadways. Absences resulting from missing the bus and/or not being able to attend school will be excused.

The School District is aware that many families have suffered tremendous losses. Many affected families have children in the Escambia School District or are employees of the District. The School District’s priority at this time is to safely resume classes on Friday, May 2, 2014, for as many students as possible.

No state testing will be conducted on Friday.

Superintendent Malcolm Thomas remarks, “The School District stands ready to offer recovery support through flexibility with excused absences and assistance with displaced student enrollment issues.”

This is a moment when our community can come together and do what we do best – and that is to provide a helping hand to another person in need.