Hurricane Michael: School Closures, State Office Closures

12:16 PM, Oct 09, 2018

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Tianna Jenkins

With Hurricane Michael set to make landfall by Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018, school districts, colleges, universities and state offices situated in the storm's path have announced closures.

The Florida Department of Education is working with local emergency preparedness officials to make sure students and school employees are safe.

Hurricane Michael: School Closures, State Office Closures

As of press time, the following school districts announced closings:

  • Bay will be closed Tuesday (10/9) and Wednesday (10/10)
  • Calhoun will be closed Tuesday (10/9) – Thursday (10/11)
  • Citrus will be closed Tuesday (10/9) and Wednesday (10/10)
  • Dixie will be closed Tuesday (10/9) – Thursday (10/11)
  • Escambia will have early release Tuesday (10/9) and remain closed Wednesday (10/10)
  • Florida A&M High will be closed Tuesday (10/9) – Friday (10/12)
  • Florida State University Schools (Florida High) will be closed Tuesday (10/9) – Friday (10/12)
  • Franklin will be closed Tuesday (10/9) - Friday (10/12)
  • Gadsden will be closed Tuesday (10/9) – Friday (10/12)
  • Gilchrist will be closed Tuesday (10/9) and Wednesday (10/10)
  • Gulf will be closed Tuesday (10/9) – Friday (10/12) and will re-open after Fall Break, on Wednesday, 10/17
  • Hamilton will be closed Wednesday (10/10) and Thursday (10/11)
  • Holmes will be closed Tuesday (10/9) – Thursday (10/11)
  • Jackson will be closed Tuesday (10/9) and Wednesday (10/10)
  • Jefferson will be closed Tuesday (10/9) and Wednesday (10/10)
  • Lafayette will be closed Wednesday (10/10) and Thursday (10/11)
  • Leon will be closed Tuesday (10/9) – Friday (10/12)
  • Levy will be closed Wednesday (10/10) and Thursday (10/11)
  • Liberty will be closed Tuesday (10/9) – Thursday (10/11)
  • Madison will be closed Tuesday (10/9) – Thursday (10/11)
  • Okaloosa will be closed Tuesday (10/9) and Wednesday (10/10)
  • Santa Rosa will be closed Tuesday (10/9) and Wednesday (10/10)
  • Suwannee will be closed Tuesday (10/9) – Thursday (10/11)
  • Taylor will be closed Tuesday (10/9) – Thursday (10/11)
  • Wakulla will be closed Tuesday (10/9) – Friday (10/12)
  • Walton will be closed Tuesday (10/9) and Wednesday (10/10)

The following colleges and universities announced their closures.

  • Chipola College will be closed Tuesday (10/9) and Wednesday(10/10). The College will later announce when classes will resume.
  • Gulf Coast State College will be closed Tuesday (10/9) and Wednesday (10/10).
  • North Florida Community College will be closed Tuesday (10/9), starting at 3 p.m. and remain closed Wednesday (10/10) and Thursday (10/11)
  • The College will evaluate reopening on Friday, October 12 once the storm passes.
  • Northwest Florida State College will be closed Tuesday (10/9) and Wednesday (10/10).
  • Pensacola State College will close Tuesday (10/9) at 4 p.m. and remain closed on Wednesday (10/10). The College will evaluate reopening Thursday and Friday once the storm passes.
  • Tallahassee Community College will be closed Tuesday (10/9) through Friday, (10/12)
  • Florida A&M University will be closed Tuesday (10/9) – Friday (10/12)
  • Florida A&M University will be closed Tuesday (10/9) – Friday (10/12)
  • University of West Florida will close at noon Tuesday (10/9) and remain closed Wednesday (10/10)

The Florida Department of Education will continue to update its Hurricane Information page as school districts makes further announcements.

State Office Closures

Hurricane Michael: What's Open What's Not

As of Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018, Gov. Rick Scott ordered state offices throughout 35 counties to remain closed at least until Thursday, Oct. 11.

  • Alachua
  • Baker
  • Bay
  • Bradford
  • Calhoun
  • Citrus
  • Columbia
  • Dixie
  • Escambia
  • Franklin
  • Gadsden
  • Gilchrist
  • Gulf
  • Hamilton
  • Hernando
  • Hillsborough
  • Holmes
  • Jackson
  • Jefferson
  • Lafayette
  • Leon
  • Levy
  • Liberty
  • Madison
  • Manatee
  • Okaloosa
  • Pasco
  • Pinellas
  • Santa Rosa
  • Suwannee
  • Taylor
  • Union
  • Wakulla
  • Walton
  • Washington

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