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School district provides update on approaching storm

By Staff | Aug 30, 2019

At about 4:30 p.m. today, the School District of Lee County reported that it is actively monitoring Hurricane Dorian and preparing for any potential storm impact.

Officials encouraged families to do the same.

Parents will be notified about any school closures by noon on Sept. 2, if not before. The path of the storm is too unpredictable to currently make a reliable decision. When a decision is made, parents will be notified through email, phone calls, texts and via the district’s Facebook page, Twitter account, website and District app.

This morning, Superintendent Dr. Greg Adkins, the district’s Incident Command Team and school principals met to plan for any storm contingency. Among the actions already underway:

– State of emergency declared to free up any funds it might need as the storm approaches

– Shelter schools stocked with paper supplies and non-perishable food should they be activated

– Testing school generators and filling up gas tanks

– Preparing campuses to weather the storm

– Designating teams after the storm to assess, clean and repair schools if necessary

The Incident Command Team will continue to meet through the weekend and work with its partners at the Lee County Emergency Operations Center to help the community stay informed and weather the storm.