Volusia County Schools will be closed Tuesday in anticipation of Hurricane Dorian

Photo for Headline Surfer / The Volusia County School Board and Votran will provide free rides to general public shelters in anticipation of Huricane Dorian making landfall in Florida. Sunday or Monday. Passenger pick up will be made at all regular Votran bus stops beginning Saturday.
 
By HENRY FREDERICK
Headline Surfer

DELAND, Fla. -- The Volusia County School District is closely monitoring Hurricane Dorian and has already decided all schools will be closed Tuesday in anticipation of the monster storm expected to make landfall in the Sunshine State sometime late Sunday or early Monday much further south of here.

"We will continue to monitor this hurricane and provide updates daily," Kelly Schulz, director of community information services for the school district, told Headline Surfer in an email alert, along with providing a  list of key updates.

Kelly Schulz, Volusia County Schools spokswoman / Headline Surfer"We will continue to monitor this hurricane and provide updates daily," Kelly Schulz, director of community information services for the school district, told Headline Surfer in an email alert, along with providing a list of key updates.

  • Friday will be a normal school day, including scheduled athletic competitions and extended day programs. However, all other school activities that take place on the district's campuses must be completed by 6 pm Friday so shelter preparations can be made.
  • All activities are cancelled for Saturday, Sunday, Monday and Tuesday.
  • Again, all Volusia County schools will be closed Tuesday.
  • Volusia County Schools plans on opening shelters on Saturday morning starting at 10 a.m. The district's pet friendly, special needs and general shelter locations will be on the district website and social media: FacebookTwitterInstagram
  • Volusia County has information here: https://www.volusia.org/
  • The Florida Department of Education has up-to-date statewide information here: http://www.fldoe.org/hurricaneinfo/index.stml.
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Henry Frederick is publisher of Headline Surfer®, the award-winning 24/7 internet news outlet covering the Daytona Beach-Sanford-Orlando metro area via HeadlineSurfer.com since 2008. A longtime cops & courts reporter focused on breaking news & investigative reporting, Frederick is among the Sunshine State's most prolific daily news reporters, having amassed close to a hundred award-winning byline stories nearly evenly split in print and digital platforms. Frederick earned his Master of Arts in New Media Journalism with academic honors from Full Sail University in Winter Park in February 2019. He was a metro reporter with the Daytona Beach News-Journal for nearly a decade and then served as a city editor for the Taunton Daily Gazette in Taunton, Mass, while maintaining a residence in Central Florida. Prior to moving to Florida, Frederick was a metro reporter for the Rockland Journal-News in West Nyack, NY, for seven years. Headline Surfer was named the Sunshine State's top internet news site by the Florida Press Club in 2018.