Escambia public schools closed Monday

(FL) SCHOOL DISTRICT WILL CLOSE

 MONDAY, AUGUST 30, 2021

DUE TO HURRICANE IDA

 

Superintendent Timothy A. Smith has announced that all schools and offices within the Escambia County School District (ECSD) will close Monday, August 30, 2021, due to Hurricane Ida.   The cancellation of regular school district operations includes all extracurricular activities.  Currently, the school district plans to reopen on Tuesday, August 31, 2021.

This decision is based on current recommendations from the Escambia Emergency Operations Center (EOC). The primary concerns for our area are:

  • Flash flooding expected through tomorrow.

  • Local rainfall totals expected to be between 6-8″ with the possibility of higher localized totals of up to 15″.

  • The potential for tornadoes continues through tomorrow.

  • Wind gusts expected to reach the 40-50 m.p.h. range through tomorrow.

ECSD will continue to work closely with the Escambia Emergency Operations Center (EOC) monitoring the progress of Hurricane Ida.

Superintendent Smith stated, “The safety of our students, families and staff continues to be our greatest concern.”

Parents, families and staff will receive notification through automated telephone messages, as necessary.  Parents and employees are encouraged to monitor district media sources, including the ECSD website.

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  1. Perhaps that will give the Mr. Smith and the School board time to implement the mask and vaccine policy.

    Could you get him on air and ask if he is following through with his duty to do that?

    Superintendent Smith stated, “The safety of our students, families and staff continues to be our greatest concern.” That’s good to know.

    With the influx of evacuees and what is happening in NOL, I expect that to impact the COVID numbers here. Trying to stay on topic but things are connected.

    Thank you for the weather update.

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