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Schools across the greater Tampa Bay region are announcing their reopening plans after Tropical Storm Eta hit Florida’s West Coast.
Here’s a summary of plans, as provided by school districts across the region (this list will be updated):
Hillsborough – Schools are closed on Thursday so some of the school buildings can be used as hurricane shelters. Students have transitioned to remote learning. As of Thursday morning, a similar plan is scheduled for Friday.
Pinellas – Pinellas County public schools are closed on Thursday. They will reopen Friday.
Pasco – Schools and all district offices are closed on Thursday. They will reopen Friday.
Hernando – Schools and district offices will be closed on Thursday. They will resume normal operations Friday.
Sarasota – Sarasota County Public Schools opened schools and district offices Thursday.
Manatee – Manatee County students shifted to eLearning for Thursday, but the district announced that on-campus, hybrid, and eLearning will take place Friday.
Hardee – Hardee County schools opened Thursday.
Polk – Polk County schools are closed Thursday, but will reopen Friday.
Citrus – Schools are closed on Thursday, with students shifted to e-learning. Schools will reopen Friday.
Highlands – No updates at this time
DeSoto – No updates at this time