WESLEY CHAPEL, Fla. (WFLA) – Administrators at Wiregrass Ranch High School in Wesley Chapel say students have already missed two days because of Hurricane Hermine, so school will remain in session despite a power outage.
The school’s main power source was hit by lightning on Sunday night. Withlacoochee Electric is installing a new transformer and expects power to be restored at the school by Tuesday.
School remains in session with windows and doors open to circulate air. The school does have lights, according to a Pasco County Schools spokesperson.
Students are receiving box lunches in the cafeteria along with bottled water. All water at the school is working except for the drinking fountains.
“Because we’ve already missed two days due to Hurricane Hermine, we would likely have to schedule a makeup day during Thanksgiving week break if we did not have school today. Teachers are continuing to teach, and we appreciate all of the students who have remained in school to learn today, despite the uncomfortable conditions,” said the school district on its Facebook page.
The school district says it will inform parents when power is restored.
Wiregrass Ranch High School is located at 2909 Mansfield Blvd. in Wesley Chapel.
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