Due to the anticipated inclement weather expected to impact the area beginning Monday evening and lasting through Tuesday afternoon, all Gulf District Schools will be closed on Tuesday, Jan. 9.
“We have been advised by our local Emergency Management officials that our area should anticipate very strong sustained winds – with the worst of this storm impacting our area around start of the school day tomorrow morning,” said Superintendent Jim Norton in a Monday morning news release.
“This is considering the fact that our area still has so any dead and damaged trees resultant from Hurricane Michael several years ago, along with the expected high winds on Tuesday, coupled with the fact school buses cannot legally operate once sustained winds reach 35 mph, make it problematic for having school in session.
“Storm conditions should be out of our area later tomorrow… and we will plan to be back in school as scheduled for Wednesday,” he wrote.
He asked that anyone with genuine personal concerns should take necessary actions to protect themselves and their family.
“May God keep you and yours safe,” he said.