Severe weather impacts school openings

Local Schools announce delay in prep for severe weather
Local Schools announce delay in prep for severe weather(WILX)
Published: Jan. 24, 2023 at 3:11 PM CST
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PANHANDLE, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Local school districts are announcing delays for Wednesday ahead of expected severe weather.

  • In a release Tuesday afternoon, Holmes County Schools announced a delay of 2 hours for classes and bus routes.

The statement read in part:

“Bus routes will begin 2 hours later than usual, and employees will report to work 2 hours later than their usual start time. VPK will run until 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday instead of the usual 11:00 a.m. dismissal. All other classes will dismiss at the normal time.”

  • Bay District Schools also sent an announcement Tuesday afternoon, saying in part:

“All schools will open three hours later and all buses will run three hours later than usual. For example, a school with a normal start time of 7:30 a.m. will now start at 10:30 a.m. A bus stop that is usually at 6 a.m. will be at 9 a.m. Dismissal times will remain the same and our principals will work with any students who may need weather-related excused absences.”

  • Okaloosa County School District is expecting to delay one hour. Their statement read in part:

“All schools are impacted because of our tiered bus system. Since the first round of buses will be one hour late to the early start schools, that means that bus transportation to the second and third tier schools will be an hour late as well.”

  • Walton County schools will have a delayed start time of two hours Wednesday morning.
  • Franklin County Schools will be canceled on Wednesday January 25 for all students. Teachers and Staff will report at noon.
  • All classes for Haney Technical College will be distance learning on Wednesday. Students are expected to monitor their Canvas accounts for more details.
  • Chipola College will also delay opening until 10:30 a.m. Officials urge to use your best judgement when traveling.

We will continue to update you with any other school district delays or closures.