BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — All public schools in Boca Raton and South Palm Beach County are open on Wednesday.
The Palm Beach County School District just made the announcement, stating that conditions have improved to a point where it's safe for students — and busses — to return to a normal schedule after Tropical Storm Isaac.
There are a few exceptions, which you will read in the press announcement below:
The School District of Palm Beach County has assessed that all schools are ready to open, but local officials in the western communities advise against school buses and cars traveling the flooded roads in Loxahatchee and The Acreage.
To ensure student, parent and employee safety, the following schools will be closed on Wednesday, August 29 for all students and staff:
Acreage Pines ES, Frontier ES, Golden Grove ES, Loxahatchee Groves ES, Pierce Hammock ES, Osceola Creek MS, Western Pines MS and Seminole Ridge HS.
Students who reside in Loxahatchee or The Acreage but attend schools in other parts of the county are advised to stay home until conditions improve. Transportation services will not be provided in those areas until road conditions are safe. Students will be permitted to make up their school work and will not be penalized for these absences.
Western community officials will continue working closely with all local water management officials to monitor water levels on roads in Loxahatchee and The Acreage.
For employees who work in these eight (8) school locations, only those in response Categories A and B should report to work when it is safe to do so. All other district employees are asked to return to work.
Employees who live in the flooded western communities but work in other locations across the county should contact their supervisor if they are unable to return to work on Wednesday, August 29.
The school district-wide high school late start Learning Team Meeting (LTM) scheduled for Thursday, August 30 has been canceled. This day will be a full day for all students.