Volusia public schools to remain closed through Wednesday in wake of Irma

Photos for Headline Surfer / Some 4,000 people were housed in 24 school buildings throughout Volusia County, which served as shelters during Hurricane Irma.
 
By HENRY FREDERICK
Headline Surfer

DELAND, Fla. -- Volusia County Schools will remain closed through Wednesday in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma.

Future closings will be determined on a day-to-day basis, district spokeswoman Nancy Wait told Headline Surfer. "Over the next few days, there are many issues that will beaddressed and/or considered prior to reopening schools in the aftermath of Hurricanme Irma."

Nancy Wait / Headlimne SurferFuture closings will be determined on a day-to-day basis, district spokeswoman Nancy Wait, shown here, told Headline Surfer.

"Over the next few days, there are many issues that will beaddressed and/or considered prior to reopening schools in the aftermath of Hurricanme Irma."

Amomg them:

• Many areas throughout Volusia County are without power;

• All schools and district facilities need to be inspected;

• Shelters, which were housed in 24 of the schools, are closing;

• More than 4,000 people were sheltered and fed during the storm. These schools need to be sanitized and restocked with food.

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