Central Florida School Closures Ahead Of Irma

As Hurricane Irma slams the Carribean as a category five storm, Florida prepares for heavy rain and high wind speeds. Throughout Central Florida closures for public schools and universities have already been announced.

  • Citrus County Schools – No closures announced yet
  • Hernando County Schools – Closed Thursday, Sept. 7 and Friday, Sept. 8
  • Highlands County Schools – Closed Friday, Sept. 8 and Monday, September 11
  • Hillsborough County Schools – Closed Thursday, Sept. 7 and Friday, Sept. 8
  • Manatee County Schools – Closed Friday, Sept. 8
  • Pasco County Schools – Closed Friday, Sept. 8. Includes all sports and extracurricular activities.
  • Pinellas County Schools – Closed Thursday, Sept. 7 and Friday, Sept. 8
  • Polk County Schools – Closed Friday, Sept. 8
  • Sarasota County Schools – Closed Friday, Sept. 8. Includes all extra curricular activities.
  • Sumter County Schools – No closures announced yet
  • Orange County – Public schools will be open Friday, Sept. 8. No after-school activites will take place on Friday through the weekend.
  • Seminole County – Officials continue to monitor the progress of Irma
  • Osceola County – Public schools closed for Friday, Sept. 8 and Monday, Sept. 11
  • Marion County – Public schools closed for Friday, Sept. 8 and Monday, Sept. 11
  • Volusia County – Public schools closed for Friday, Sept. 8 and Monday, Sept. 11

Universities & Colleges

  • University of South Florida: Closed Thursday, Sept. 8 through Sunday, Sept. 10
    • A decision for the universities status on Monday has not been made yet.
  • USF St. Petersburg and USF Sarasota-Manatee: Closed Thursday, Sept. 7 through Monday, Sept. 11
  • University of Tampa: Closed Thursday, Sept. 7 through Monday, Sept. 11
    • Includes classes, athletic events and all other activities
  • University of Central Florida: Closed Thursday, Sept. 7 through Monday, Sept. 11
  • Stetson University College of Law (Both Tampa & Golfport campuses): Thursday, Sept. 7 through Sunday, Sept. 10
  • Hillsborough Community College: Closed Thursday, Sept. 7 through Sunday, Sept. 10th
    • A decision for the colleges status on Monday has not been made yet.
  • Keiser University: Clearwater, Ft. Myers, Tampa locations closed Thursday, Sept. 7
    Clearwater, Lakeland, New Port Richey, Sarasota, Tampa locations closed Friday, Sept. 8
  • St. Petersburg College: Closed Thursday, Sept. 7 through Sunday, Sept. 10
  • Pasco-Hernando State College: Closed Thursday, Sept. 7 and Friday, Sept. 8
  • State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota: Closed Thursday, Sept. 7 through Monday, Sept. 11
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Allison Leslie is a University of South Florida graduate with a bachelors degree in Mass Communications. She joined Genesis in 2016. With a passion for sports, Allison has interned with 620 WDAE, Pewter Report, Trifecta Team: St. Petersburg Bowl, Bullscast, and many other publications. Being a native to the Bay Area, she has followed and supported Tampa Bay teams her whole life.