After considering all possible options, Seminole County Superintendent of Schools and the Seminole County School Board have announced that all Seminole County schools will reopen on Monday, November 5. Twelve month employees returned to work on Monday, the 22nd. All teachers and paraprofessionals were scheduled to report back Wednesday, Oct. 24 from 8 a.m. – 12 noon each day at the middle-high school. Details about work hours for October 29 through November 2 were to be discussed at a system wide meeting to be held at the middle high school cafetorium on Wednesday, Oct. 24.
The Seminole County Elementary School has extensive damage from Hurricane Michael. Contractors are working overtime to get the elementary school in operational condition as soon as possible. Seminole County Middle-High School sustained only minor damages compared to the elementary school. Presently, the middle/high school is occupied by the military and linemen as housing during this recovery period. Superintendent Brinson Register commented, “I want to take a moment to thank everyone who has been providing ‘outreach’ ministry to the community. Many of you have been helping feed the children and adults in the community. Thank you so much. If there is anything we/I can do to help you during the recovery period, please let me know. ”
A decision on whether or not students will have to make up lost days due to Hurricane Michael will be made at the November Board of Education meeting.
Second Harvest of South Georgia is currently serving free lunch for kids under the age of 18. Lunch will be served from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Seminole County Middle-High School lunchroom until school resumes.
Updates on the status of schools in Seminole County will be posted on the Donalsonville News Facebook page and donalsonvillenews.com as they become available.