UPDATE: Central Florida school closures ahead of Hurricane Matthew

Eyewitness News has been in constant contact with school districts throughout Central Florida on how school officials are preparing for Hurricane Matthew.

Here are the latest school closings in each county:

VOLUSIA COUNTY:

Statement from Volusia County Schools: “All Volusia County schools will be closed Thursday and Friday, October 6 and 7, due to the Hurricane Matthew. Follow Volusia County Schools on Facebook and Twitter for the latest school-related updates.  We will continue normal operations today, Wednesday, October 5, including athletic events and extended day.”

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University will be closing its Daytona Beach campus at 12:30 p.m. Thursday and all day Friday.

International Academy in South Daytona will be closed for classes beginning Wednesday at 5 p.m. through Saturday. Business will resume on Monday, October 10.

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ORANGE COUNTY:
School is scheduled as planned for Wednesday. A decision about classes Thursday will be decided Wednesday afternoon, the district said late Tuesday. The district will post updates on its school websiteunder School Alert. The district will send messages to parents by phone and update the website and social media pages regarding any impact on school operations.

The University of Central Florida is expected to make a decision about classes early Wednesday afternoon. The UCF football game against Tulane scheduled for Friday will be moved to Nov. 5.

All Nova Southeastern University campuses in Florida and Puerto Rico will close at 5 p.m. Wednesday and will not reopen until Monday.

OSCEOLA COUNTY:
All Osceola County schools will be closed Thursday and Friday, according to school district officials. Officials also said, ”All school activities, events and programs scheduled for Thursday and Friday are also canceled.  No Osceola School District employee should report to work on Thursday and Friday, unless directed by their supervisor. Forecasters are expecting deteriorating weather conditions to include sustained heavy winds and substantial rainfall for Osceola County.

Parents and community residents are encouraged to check the district’s website atwww.osceolaschools.net for any further school district updates and for a list of rescheduled events.  Individuals can also call the district’s Community Relations Office at 407-870-4007 for the latest information.

SEMINOLE COUNTY: 
The district said the storm is being monitored and officials are in touch with the Seminole County Office of Emergency Management. The district said its Thursday night football games will move to Wednesday. Any events scheduled for Thursday night that can’t be moved to Wednesday will be canceled.

Seminole State College campuses will be closed for all operations, classes and activities from 10 p.m. Wednesday Oct. 5 until 11:59 p.m. Sunday Oct. 9.

An assessment will be made on Sunday regarding Monday opening.

Please monitor weather reports as well as Seminole State’s website or Emergency Hotline at 407.708.2290 for updated emergency information and Seminole County Emergency Management website www.prepareseminole.org

LAKE COUNTY:
No decisions have been made yet.

POLK COUNTY:
District officials plan to announce any closures or early dismissals by early Wednesday afternoon.

BREVARD COUNTY:

All BPS schools will be closed Thursday and Friday due to inclement weather and all associated activities are canceled through the weekend. School will remain open Wednesday, Oct. 5, which is a regularly scheduled early release day. Additionally, excluding after school care, which will close at 6:00 p.m., all after school activities Wednesday are canceled.

The district said it will work collaboratively with local agencies to monitor the storm’s progress to determine when it will be safe to resume classes.

Brevard EOC and updates will be posted on the schools’ Facebook and Twitter pages.

Eastern Florida State College announced Tuesday that all four of its campuses will be closed Thursday through Sunday due to Hurricane Matthew.

Barry University will close the following campuses, sites and points of delivery at noon on Wednesday: Miami Shores (main campus), Hollywood, Kendall, Davie, Pembroke Pines, Orlando, Cutler Bay, Sand Lake, Palm Beach, Cape Canaveral, Melbourne, Ocala, Jacksonville and the Bahamas.

Additionally, all student, athletic, university and third party events scheduled at any of the closure locations have been cancelled until further notice.

Students should monitor the barry.edu/prepare website.

MARION COUNTY:
The school district is updating information on its website and via Twitter page.

FLAGLER COUNTY:

All classes have been canceled for Thursday and Friday. Schools are open on Wednesday, but all after school activities have been canceled.

[Source:-WFTV 9]

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