Volusia public schools closed Mon & Tue; School Board meeting pushed back a week to Oct 18

By HENRY FREDERICK
Headline Surfer

DELAND, Fla. -- The yellow buses will remain parked buses as Volusia County Schools will be closed Monday and Tuesday and that includes after-school activities and athletic events both days.

"The district needs time to make sure all power is restored to schools, leaks are repaired, classrooms are cleaned and downed trees and limbs are removed," Nancy Wait, school district spokeswoman told Headline Surfer, of the clean-up from Hurricane Matthew that struck Central Florida early Friday, knocking down trees and power lines and causing moderate damage to homes and businesses. "Makeup days will be determined at a later date."

"The district needs time to make sure all power is restored to schools, leaks are repaired, classrooms are cleaned and downed trees and limbs are removed," Nancy Wait, school district spokeswoman told Headline Surfer, of the clean-up from Hurricane Matthew that struck Central Florida early Friday, knocking down trees and power lines and causing moderate damage to homes and businesses. "Makeup days will be determined at a later date."

Schools were closed Thursday and Friday leading up to this new round of cancellations.

Additionally, the regularly scheduled school board meeting for Tuesday, has been rescheduled to the following Tuesday, Oct. 18.  The meeting will be held at 5:30 p.m. in the board room at the DeLand Administrative Complex, 200 N. Clara Avenue, DeLand. 

 

 

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