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School Closure Information

Following the order by the Governor and Commissioner of Education, all school districts in the State of Florida will be closed for Spring Break and one additional week.  The start of state testing will also be delayed by a minimum of two weeks.

For Escambia County, Florida, this means Spring Break will be March 16 – 20, 2020, and all employees that were originally scheduled to work during Spring Break should report to work next week as planned. Spring Break will be used to further clean and sanitize school campuses, district facilities, and school buses. This time will also be used to update the district’s educational continuity plan. 

For the week of March 23 – 27, 2020, no student nor employee should report to school or to work. During the mandatory second week closure, all district employees will receive their regular pay.

The plan at this time is for all students and employees to return on Monday, March 30, 2020.

All student after-school activities and athletic events are canceled starting Monday, March 16 through Saturday, March 28, 2020.   Superintendent Thomas stressed, “the safety of our students, employees and the entire community remains our top priority.”

Superintendent Thomas notes, “this means students will be out of school for the next two weeks.”  The School Board of Escambia County will still hold their Regular Meeting on Tuesday, March 24, 2020, at 5:30 p.m., in Room 160, at the J. E. Hall Center, 30 E. Texar Drive.

Superintendent Thomas will be providing updates to families and staff by automated telephone messages.  Parents and employees are encouraged to monitor district media sources, including the district website.