SCHOOLS UPDATE: Hillsborough students back on Monday, Highland Co. schools won’t open until Wednesday

(WFLA) – Schools and universities in the Tampa Bay area are announcing plans to reopen and resume classes after Hurricane Irma.

Highlands County schools will return to classes on Wednesday Sept. 20. Most of the schools still don’t have power.

The Hardee County School District will be closed until further notice.

Polk County schools announced that classes will resume on Tuesday.

Hillsborough County schools said that schools originally were planning to reopen on Thursday. However, after learning that some schools have no power, superintendent Eakins said they will reopen Monday instead.

Pinellas County schools will reopen on Monday Sept. 18.

LSF Pinellas Head Start and Hillsborough Early Head Start will remain closed until Monday.

Manatee County schools will be closed to students until Monday Sept. 18.

Pasco County schools will tentatively reopen on Monday Sept. 18 after reassessing the situation in the schools used as emergency shelters. Employees should report to work on Friday.

Pasco Schools said the plan is subject to change and if schools are not as acceptable operation levels by Friday, classes will not resume on Monday. The only ones with evacuees right now are Fivay High School and Wiregrass Ranch High School.  “We are in the process of moving those at Fivay to Generations Church.” No athletic team practices or other student functions will resume until Friday at the earliest.

Hernando County schools will be closed all week.

Sarasota County schools will reopen on Monday.

Citrus County schools joins the group of schools opening on Monday. Staff to report on Friday.

The Hardee County School District will be closed until further notice.

Victory Christian Academy School and preschool in Lakeland to remain closed through Friday.

Students will be back to class at USF and UT on Thursday. Stetson University College of Law’s Gulfport and Tampa campuses remain closed through the weekend, with plans to reopen on Monday.

Ringling College is closed through Friday. And Polk State College plans and Pasco-Hernando State College will have class on Monday. Administrators, faculty and staff should report to work on Friday.

Hillsborough Community College, classes will remain canceled until Monday.

Florida Polytechnic University has suspended all classes through Friday.

Saint Leo University will resume classes on Monday. Faculty and staff should report on Thursday. Classes resumed Wednesday at Saint Leo University’s Tampa Education Center (Channelside) and MacDill AFD Education Office.

*All school officials say that these plans could change.

We will add more schools openings to this page when they come in to our newsroom.

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