District releases Hurricane Dorian update


NEWSThe following announcement was released by Manatee School District Officials Saturday –

Manatee County Emergency Management officials are announcing this afternoon that they are “de-escalating” the Emergency Operations Center due to forecasts that call for Hurricane Dorian to have a minimal impact on our area. They are asking local residents to continue to keep a close watch on the storm in case Hurricane Dorian’s projected path brings it closer to the this side of the state of Florida.

Also, in collaboration with School District officials, Emergency Management is announcing that no shelters are scheduled to be opened in Manatee County as a result of Hurricane Dorian. In addition, the School District and County intend to resume regular operations on Tuesday, September 3, 2019, following the conclusion of the Labor Day weekend – unless circumstances dictate otherwise.

“This is great news for all of our students, parents, employees and community, however our thoughts and prayers are with anyone that is still in the path of this powerful storm,” Superintendent Cynthia Saunders said.

Athletic events and practices that were previously cancelled for Monday and Tuesday can proceed as originally scheduled, unless circumstances dictate differently.

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