BREAKING: No school for OCPS students Monday, Oct. 3

OCPS Superintendent Dr. Maria Vazquez said district officials hope to open schools Tuesday, Oct. 4.

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West Orange and Southwest Orange parents of Orange County Public Schools students wanting their lives to return to normalcy after Hurricane Ian will have to wait one more day.

OCPS officials announced Saturday, Oct. 1, that all district schools will remain closed Monday, Oct. 3.

"Unfortunately, after consultation with Orange County officials, schools will not reopen Monday, Oct. 3, due to safety concerns and continued power outages at a number of our schools," Superintendent Maria Vazquez said. "Our plan is to reopen schools and resume normal operations Tuesday, Oct. 4."

All student activities will resume sometime next week. Athletic competitions will be determined at the schools’ discretion.

"Our focus has been on evaluating our facilities and returning students to school next week," Vazquez said. "A decision on make-up days will be forthcoming."



Michael Eng

As a child, Editor and Publisher Michael Eng collected front pages of the Kansas City Star during Operation Desert Storm, so it was a foregone conclusion that he would pursue a career in journalism. He holds a journalism degree from the University of Missouri — Columbia School of Journalism. When he’s not working, you can find him spending time with his wife and three children, or playing drums around town. He’s also a sucker for dad jokes.

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