Hillsborough schools will close Thursday for Tropical Storm Nicole

Pinellas County officials will make a decision on school closures no later than 4 p.m. today.
Hillsborough County school district headquarters in downtown Tampa.
Hillsborough County school district headquarters in downtown Tampa. [ LUIS SANTANA | Times staff ]
Published Nov. 9, 2022|Updated Nov. 9, 2022

Schools will be closed Thursday in Hillsborough County because of Tropical Storm Nicole, officials said Wednesday.

“To preserve our Thanksgiving break, the makeup day will be Jan. 9,” the district said in a tweet. “Please remember Friday, November 11th there is already no school due to Veterans Day.” Students will return to school on Monday, Nov. 14.

Pasco County also is keeping schools closed on Thursday. Officials in Pinellas said they will decide no later than 4 p.m..

This is a developing story and will be updated.

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