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Monday is Veterans Day. Is your school open or closed?

Some campuses in the Tampa Bay area have no classes on the national holiday to honor U.S. military veterans, while others stay open.
Students from Curlew Creek Elementary in Palm Harbor attend the school's Veterans Day program in 2016. The Pinellas County school system remains open for the holiday. [DOUGLAS CLIFFORD | Tampa Bay Times]
Published Nov. 8

Most K-12 schools and colleges in the area will not hold classes on Monday, Veterans Day. But some are scheduled to stay open. Here is a look at schedules for local public institutions and a few private colleges. A link to each organization’s academic calendar is attached:

Hillsborough County public schools: Closed.

Pinellas County public schools: Open

Pasco County public schools: Open

Hernando County public schools: Closed

University of South Florida: Closed

St. Petersburg College: Closed

Hillsborough Community College: Closed

Pasco-Hernando State College: Closed

University of Tampa: Open

Eckerd College: Open

St. Leo University: Closed

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