• Hurricane Irma: Classes resume in 8 Central Florida counties

    By: Jason Kelly


    ORLANDO, Fla. - Students in most Central Florida counties returned to class Monday morning after having several days off because of Hurricane Irma.

    School districts in Orange, Seminole, Osceola, Brevard, Volusia, Marion, Flagler and Sumter counties resumed classes Monday.

    Students in Lake and Polk counties will return to school Tuesday.

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    Orange County Superintendent Barbara Jenkins waived two of six make-up days.

    Students are scheduled to make up the remaining four days on Oct. 27, Nov. 20, Nov. 21 and Feb. 19.

    Orange County Public Schools spokeswoman Lauren Roth said Irma flooded and damaged the roofs of multiple schools in the district.

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    "At several high schools, we had light poles collapse: at Apopka, it fell onto bleachers; and at West Orange High School, it hit a portable," Roth said. "At Timber Creek High School, the greenhouse there was severely damaged."

    Parents are asked to review walking and bike riding routes with their children prior to ensure they're cleared of debris.

    All Orange County students will receive free breakfast and lunch through Oct. 20 because of the storm.

    Click here for details on make-up policies at other school districts.

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