Shelter from the storm. Florida’s public schools opened themselves up to evacuees. The 74. Tampa Bay Times. (More here). Naples Daily News. Bradenton Herald. A Central Florida Muslim school did, too. Mic. School employees helped out during the storm. Gradebook. Education Week. They found room for stranded people at the last minute. Tampa Bay Times. And they kept evacuees entertained. Tampa Bay Times. Neighbors helped out, too. Gradebook. Evacuees left some shelters as forecasts shifted. Miami Herald.
Closures. Ten percent of America’s public school students will miss class in the coming days due to hurricanes. The 74. Schools across Florida will take time to reopen. Gradebook. Florida Today. Sun-Sentinel. Miami Herald. Orlando Sentinel. Some districts will return later this week. Tallahassee Democrat. Palm Beach Post. Florida Times-Union.
Damage. Some schools took a hit during the storm, especially in Southwest Florida. Fort Myers New-Press.