Bay District Schools closed Tuesday due to tropical weather

Published: Sep. 14, 2020 at 12:32 PM CDT
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PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WJHG) - All Bay District schools and offices will be closed on Tuesday, September 15th due to the potential for tropical weather. The district put out a notice saying there are concerns about flooding and the ability for buses to navigate flooded roads.

In a statement, Superintendent Bill Husfelt said, “I am also concerned about the safety of students and staff as they try to get to and from our school buildings.” All BDS facilities and schools will be closed, with the exception of maintenance crews who may be needed for emergencies. A decision about Wednesday has not been made, and the district says it will depend on the storm’s impact on our area.

Officials say they hope the early decision to close schools gives students, staff, and parents enough time to make back up plans for tomorrow.

″We know child care is a big issue for many parents and we know this is disturbing their functioning and their jobs and all that," said Husfelt. “So we wanted to make sure they have enough time to make those decisions they need to make.”

Hurricane Sally is forecast to bring heavy rains to the Florida Panhandle. It’s projected to hit the Gulf Coast in the coming days. Stay tuned to WJHG for the latest updates.

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