(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – The School District of Manatee County will be reopening schools tomorrow, Friday, November 13th for on-campus and hybrid instruction as well as eLearning.
After working closely with local Emergency Management officials during Hurricane/Tropical Storm Eta, it was deemed necessary for two district schools to be activated as storm shelters. The shelter sites chosen were Mills Elementary in East Manatee County and Manatee High School in West Manatee County. The shelter at Mills Elementary was closed at 5 p.m. Wednesday, November 11th, due to a lack of occupants. Manatee High School had 30 occupants that remained in the shelter until 8:30 a.m. this morning.
After assessing, cleaning and evaluating all district facilities, it has been determined that the school district is ready for brick and mortar, hybrid and eLearning instruction to resume as usual tomorrow.
The School District appreciates the partnership and teamwork displayed by our community and Emergency Management officials as everyone placed the safety of all our citizens as the first priority.
We would also like to thank our teachers, school staff and support employees for their constant flexibility and service to our students. Whether facing COVID, a hurricane or any other challenges, Manatee County always rises to the occasion.
We look forward to welcoming everyone back to school tomorrow.