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Leon County Schools To Remain Open This Week

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All Leon County Schools will remain open this week. Based on the projected path of Hurricane Irma, county officials say there is less chance of severe weather affecting the district Friday. 

After-school activities and events will remain normal as well. State agencies will be closed Friday in order to let workers prepare for the storm. County schools will accept excused absences for that day.

According to the district, Superintendent Rocky Hanna and other officials have been in contact with Governor Rick Scott, State Education Commissioner Pam Stewart, as well as the local emergency operations center.

The district says it will re-evaluate its plan throughout the weekend as the storm approaches. In the meantime, officials are encouraging parents to prepare, not to panic. Students and parents can monitor updates on the Leon County Schools’ website and social media pages. 

As a Tallahassee native, Kate Payne grew up listening to WFSU. She loves being part of a station that had such an impact on her. Kate is a graduate of the Florida State University College of Motion Picture Arts. With a background in documentary and narrative filmmaking, Kate has a broad range of multimedia experience. When she’s not working, you can find her rock climbing, cooking or hanging out with her cat.