District releases Hurricane Dorian update – schools open Tuesday

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NEWSHere is the latest (Sunday) update from the Manatee School District concerning Hurricane Dorian – 

Parents and Employees, following intensive deliberations and based on forecasts from the Tampa Bay – Ruskin office of the National Weather Service, all Manatee District schools will be open as regularly scheduled tomorrow, Tuesday, September 3rd, 2019.

The School District worked closely with Sarasota County Schools and other southwest Florida school districts in making this decision. Key factors included the fact that Emergency Management Operations ceased in Manatee County on Saturday without opening any shelters, and forecasts for our area have consistently stated that Manatee County should have minimal impact from Hurricane Dorian. Typical summer thunderstorms are expected tomorrow as well as some gusty winds, but nothing that comes close to standards required to impact our schools or bus transportation.

Students in either county who are kept home tomorrow due to Hurricane Dorian will be able to receive an excused absence.

Again, all Manatee District schools will open and close at their regular times tomorrow, transportation will function as usual and after school activities, athletics and aftercare will operate as previously scheduled.

Thank you for your patience and understanding, and see you at school tomorrow.

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