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Collier Schools extends school closures after Hurricane Irma

Posted at 12:53 PM, Sep 13, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-13 12:53:48-04

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. -- Collier public school students will now have additional time to focus on storm recovery before returning to classes.

Collier County Public Schools announced Wednesday that classes will remain cancelled through Tuesday, September 19, with classes scheduled to resume on Wednesday.

School official cite challenges from Hurricane Irma, including power outages, intermittent cell phone service, gas shortages, or even deciding when to head back home.

They are currently readying all 54 school sites that sustained damage during the storm, but only 6 of them currently have power.

All Southwest Florida school districts have cancelled classes this week due to Irma.  Most are still scheduled to return Monday.