Superintendent Malcolm Thomas has made the decision to close the Escambia County School District on Monday, August 27, 2012, and Tuesday, August 28, 2012.
The Escambia Emergency Operations Center has informed Superintendent Thomas of the need to open Hurricane Shelters on Monday morning.
Because our community relies heavily on the use of our schools for evacuation shelters, it is imperative that schools are made available during the evacuation order. This decision allows parents, employees and the community adequate time to prepare and evacuate as appropriate.
Only administrative and maintenance personnel are to report to work on Monday, August 27, 2012. Other essential personnel as notified by their supervisor will report to work on Monday to assist with pre-storm preparation.
All remaining employees and all students should not report to work/school on Monday and Tuesday and await further instructions.
All extra-curricular activities scheduled for Monday and Tuesday have been canceled.
For recorded up-to-date information, please call 850-469-5306.
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