WEST PALM BEACH – In preparation for Hurricane Matthew, The School District of Palm Beach County is announcing the closing of all schools and facilities on Thursday, October 6 through Friday, October 7. The closings are necessary to allow the Palm Beach County Division of Emergency Management to prepare to open emergency shelters, many of which are located in District schools. All schools will be in session tomorrow.
This closing includes all District-related events and services scheduled for Wednesday after school through Sunday as well as any events scheduled on District campuses through a lease or special events agreement.
ALL District events scheduled on any school campus or facility are cancelled Wednesday after the last school bell on each campus through Sunday. School- operated after school child care will be operational for Wednesday, but we ask parents to pick their children up as early as possible from aftercare programs.
All District-support offices and facility buildings will close at their regular business time on Wednesday. The School Board meeting scheduled for Wednesday is cancelled.
The District has also cancelled all student travel for any school related field trip or athletic event in or out of the District that was planned for this Wednesday through Sunday.
Superintendent Robert Avossa encourages all families and personnel to prepare for the approaching storm by evaluating their emergency plan,supplies, phone lists and evacuation routes –Families like my own that are new or returning to the state should visit the National Hurricane Center’s preparedness website for important information and supply lists– http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/prepare/ready.php
Parents and personnel should plan with the assumption that all schools will resume normal operation on Monday.