Parents whose children attend downtown and South Tampa schools will want to keep posted on special schedules and precautions during Republican National Convention week.
The Hillsborough County School District has an RNC link on its website, at www.sdhc.k12.fl.us/RNC. Features include a question-and-answer column about the district's plans as well as information, which will be updated daily, about Gorrie Elementary School, Wilson Middle School and Plant High School.
Students who live on Davis Islands and Harbour Island and go to other schools will receive bus information from their schools.
Rampello K-8 Downtown Partnership School, the school closest to the convention area, will be open a week early, on Aug. 14, and close for the convention. The convention is Aug. 27-30.