Some Florida schools closing due to cold weather


Florida — Yes, you read correctly.

Alachua County Public Schools announced that due to a cold weather advisory issued by the National Weather Service, Alachua County public schools and offices will be closed January 3 and 4.

Schools will re-open Friday, January 5.


According to school board officials, makeup days have been rescheduled for June 4 and 5.

Marion County officials said that all Marion County Public Schools will remain open. However, students will receive an excused absence if they miss school.

Additionally, school officials said that they will begin heating classrooms Tuesday night. It is a rumor that heat would not be used due to budget issues.

The following schools announced that they will be closed due to the cold weather:

  • Alachua County Public Schools (Wednesday – Thursday)
  • Arc of Alachua
  • Gainesville Country Day School (Wednesday – Thursday)
  • The Rock School (Wednesday – Thursday)
  • Brentwood School (Wednesday)
  • Leon County Schools (Wednesday)
  • Gadsden County Schools (Wednesday)
  • Hamilton County Schools (Wednesday)
  • Jefferson County Schools (Wednesday)
  • Florida State University, FAMU, and TCC have also announced cancellations or delayed openings. FSU will close at midnight Tuesday and will re-open at 5 p.m. Wednesday.

Schools officials in some areas say they are worried about “black ice”.

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