(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.