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Schools will reopen on Monday, Sept. 18th

September 12, 2017 - Points of Pride

After a detailed update from TECO at the county’s Emergency Operations Center, Superintendent Eakins has moved school opening in Hillsborough County to Monday, September 18, when all schools should have power.

Employees who have been specifically called in are doing an incredible job cleaning and repairing our schools. While many schools were damaged in some way, none have any major structural damage.

Employees do not need to report to work unless they are specifically called in to work. However, campuses will be open Friday for staff to voluntarily come check on their school or reorganize classrooms – this is entirely voluntary.

All athletics and activities are canceled through Sunday, September 17.

You may have questions that are not answered in this message. We have created a frequently asked questions page with many more answers at this link:

You can also reach out to your principal or site manager for more information.

Thank you for your patience as we work to prepare our schools after the storm.

With appreciation,

Jeff Eakins


Note: We are working with our unions to develop a survey. The survey will go out to all of our employees so we can get feedback from our teachers and staff on different options to make up the instructional time being missed. Our Human Resources and Teaching and Learning teams will use that information to create a plan, with the aim of having that plan ready within the next few weeks.