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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Henry Frederick is publisher of Headline Surfer®, the award-winning 24/7 internet news covering the Daytona Beach-Sanford-Orlando metro area in Central Florida, via HeadlineSurfer.com. Specializing in breaking news & investigative reporting, Frederick is among the Sunshine State's most experienced reporters with dozens of journalism-industry awards in print & digital mediums. Frederick is enrolled online at Full Sail University in Winter Garden, FL, where he's pursuing a Master of Arts degree in New Media/Journalism (graduation in March 2018). Frederick earned his BA in Political Science/Public Admin. (concentration in Writing) from Central Connecticut State University, in 1984, where he recieved the President's Citation for "academic excellence & outstanding campus/community service." Prior to myriad duties as publisher/award-winning journalist of Headline Surfer, 2008-present; Frederick was city hall reporter for the Palatka (FL) Daily News, 2007-2008; city editor of the Taunton (MA) Daily Gazette, 2005-2006; cops & courts/legal affairs writer for the Daytona Beach News-Journal, 1996-2004; and cops & courts reporter for the Rockland (NY) Journal-News/Gannett Suburban Newspapers, 1989-1996.