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Flagler Schools to open Monday

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Because of Hurricane Irma's effects on Flagler County, the district will keep schools closed until Sept. 18.
by: Paige Wilson Community Editor

Press release information from Flagler Schools, released around 1:45 p.m. Wednesday.

Flagler Schools Superintendent James Tager announced on Wednesday that classes will resume Monday, Sept. 18. All extracurricular activities, athletic practices and competitions are canceled until Monday.

This follows damage assessments at Flagler County schools and within the community after Hurricane Irma. Additional cleanup time is needed as a result of the storm, according to the release.

“We want everyone to return to clean, safe schools,” Tager said in the release.

The release states that many local families are still dealing with power outages and other post-storm issues, and that Flagler Schools also has concerns about getting buses and children to their bus stops safely.

Flagler Schools will have lost a total of six days due to the closure before and after Hurricane Irma. The school calendar for the 2017-18 school year includes three makeup days: November 20, 21 and 22. While Flagler Schools does have time built into the schedule to account for lost days, the district is still working with the Florida Department of Education and Governor Scott to determine if makeup days will be needed.

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