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Pinellas becomes the latest school district to delay reopening to Monday

By Thomas C. Tobin
Pinellas County school district headquarters

The Pinellas County school system has announced it will reopen for classes on Monday, Sept. 18. With the move, Pinellas joins the Hernando and Pasco school systems, which earlier announced plans to reopen Monday.

Hillsborough school officials were still assessing their schools for damage and power outages before making a final call on reopening.

In Pinellas, visit the district's website for further details.

Here is the message that went out to families and school district staff:

I am happy to share that we will reopen schools and resume classes on Monday, Sept. 18, 2017.

I hope you and your loved ones are safe as our community recovers from the impacts of Hurricane Irma. We have an unbelievable team preparing our campuses for schools to reopen. Head plant operators, plant operations staff, food service managers and our maintenance workers are at our schools working toward the full restoration of school operations.

Any further updates in advance of schools re-opening will be posted online at and sent via email.

We look forward to seeing everyone back at school and back at work on Monday, Sept. 18, 2017.


Michael A. Grego, Ed.D.