Today, public schools are closed in Florida.
The Florida Department of Education (FDLE) says that is the result of a lack of resources, particularly in the public school system.
But the state also blames poor leadership and a lack in education.
Here’s what you need to know about what is happening now and what you should do next.
Public Schools in Florida Closed In 2018 What is happening in Florida today?
Today, the Florida Department has closed public schools, and in some areas, a lot of the school closures are temporary.
But, it does mean some students are now in public school.
Here is what you can do to stay up-to-date on the state of public education in Florida: • Visit www.florida.gov/schools for information on your district.
• Follow the school closure progress and updates on the FDLE website.
The FDLE says they are also monitoring the school closings in cities like Sarasota, Orlando, Fort Myers and Miami.
• Watch the news stories and updates from your local ABC affiliate.
You can also sign up for the FDELoads app to stay informed.
• Read more on what’s happening in your district on the Department of Public Education’s website.
Here are the schools that are closed: • Sarasota Public Schools – Closed Monday, September 3, 2018: Sarasota High School is closed for the duration of the closure.
The school was built in 1963 and serves about 100 students in grades 9-12.
Students who attended classes in the school are allowed back into classes on Tuesday.
• Fort Myers Public Schools- Closed Tuesday, September 4, 2018.
The Fort Myers High School and the Sarasota campus are closed.
The closure is expected to last a couple of days, according to the FDRE.
• Miami Public Schools – Closed Tuesday and Wednesday, September 5, 2018, as well as Thursday, September 6.
There is a one-day closure in Miami-Dade County, as part of a multi-pronged program of school closures that will allow students in the Miami-Fort Lauderdale area to continue with their regular education.
Miami Public schools students in Miami and Broward County have been allowed back in to their schools on Tuesday and Thursday, according the FDREE.
• Orlando Public Schools (PFLAG) – Closed Wednesday, August 31, 2018 – A one-year closure is planned in the Orlando area.
• Boca Raton Public Schools, Fort Lauderdale-St. Johns Public Schools and Miami-Boca Ratte Public Schools are expected to remain closed through the rest of the month.
Students can return to classes on Wednesday.
• Broward School District (BSD) – Closed Wednesday and Thursday.
All students who attended a school in Broward can resume their classes on Thursday.
There are no students who are being allowed back to school on Wednesday or Thursday.
• City of Tallahassee-Downtown School District – Closed Thursday, August 27, 2018 – The Tallahasee School District says it is making accommodations to accommodate the students in attendance.
They say that they will be able to provide additional transportation to students at the following locations: North Campus at the Downtown Mall, North Campus near the intersection of I-5 and Interstate 4, East Campus on West 4th Street and West 8th Street.
They will also be providing additional transportation at all schools in the area to students who may be in attendance at other locations.
For students who want to return to their classroom, they are encouraged to visit the following websites: www.facebook.com/TallahasSEE, www.instagram.com/_dontstopatdowntown and www.twitter.com/#tahasschool.
Broward High School students are also allowed back at their school Wednesday.
A student in attendance can visit the South Broward Community Center, which is on East 4th Avenue in downtown Tallahasse.
Students may return to school Thursday.
Students in Miami, Broward and Fort Lauderdale are allowed to return on Tuesday, according Broward Schools.
• Sarasotan School District – Closed Tuesday.
Students are allowed in, but cannot return to the school until further notice.
The Sarasota school district said that the closing is a result of the “high risk” of disease outbreaks at the schools.
They also say that the high risk of illness at schools has created a “critical need” for a high level of staffing to manage the situation.
• Lakeland School District- Closed Wednesday.
The Lakeland school district says they have been “very clear” that this is a “closed school district,” which means that students who have been enrolled in school will not be allowed back.
Lakeland Schools will be taking the following actions: • Scheduling all classroom and extracurricular activities for students, staff and students.
• All students must be on campus by 10 a.m.