As of 7pm on Sunday night, Superintendent Marcus Chambers confirmed that Okaloosa County Schools will be closed on Monday, September 14th due to Tropical Storm Sally. This includes all school activities.
Okaloosa County is under a Tropical Storm warning.
Phone calls began going out to parents across the district at approximately 7:20pm Sunday night.
“The School District received an update at 6:25 this evening from the Okaloosa County Director of Public Safety who has notified us that the track of Tropical Storm Sally nudged slightly eastward compared to the latest update and that tropical storm force gusts will likely be present in rain bands beginning Monday morning and last through Tuesday morning,” said Chambers. “Based on that information, school will be closed on Monday.”
School closures include all activities at the school, including before and after school day care programs.
Additionally, MySchool Online students will not be expected to complete any work.
“We will do another call out tomorrow to address school on Tuesday,” continued Chambers.
Santa Rosa County schools have also been cancelled for Monday as confirmed by the district just before 7pm.
According to the National Weather Service out of Mobile, AL., Sally continues to move northwest across the Gulf and slowly intensifies as it approaches the mouth of the Mississippi River. The latest track has shifted slightly east.
“Sally is expected to become a hurricane on Monday,” wrote NWS.