BREAKING: OCPS schools will close for Idalia

Classes will not be held at Orange County Public Schools schools Wednesday, Aug. 30.

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Less than a month after the school year began, students already have an unexpected day off.

Orange County Public Schools officials have canceled classes and after-school activities for Wednesday, Aug. 30, in preparation for Idalia’s arrival.

Likewise, Foundation Academy also has canceled school for Aug. 30, with plans to resume classes Thursday, Aug. 31. The First Academy and Windermere Preparatory School have not announced plans yet.

The determining factor is a forecast for sustained wind speeds more than 35 mph. That is the threshold for buses to operate safely on the roads. 

The current projected sustained wind speeds for the western parts of Orange County may exceed 35 mph.

Information regarding make-up days will be forthcoming, OCPS officials said.



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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