Many Tampa Bay area schools closed Monday due to Isaac

TAMPA - UPDATE:Please click here for the most up to date school closing information for the Tampa Bay area:

School officials in area counties have announced that public schools will be closed Monday.

Tuesday closures for all counties have yet to be determined.

Hillsborough County

All public schools and offices will be closed Monday

Northside Christian School and Preschool will be closed, Monday, August 27th, 2012. All afternoon and evening activities are canceled.


Pinellas County

Pinellas County Schools will be closed on Monday: .


Polk County Public Schools Canceled Monday, August 27, 2012  
In cooperation with the Polk County Emergency Operations Center, we are CANCELLING school for tomorrow, Monday, August 27th.  Due to the prediction of Tropical Storm weather, which could include sustainable high winds and tornadoes, coming through our area this evening and through tomorrow, we are CANCELLING SCHOOL, all school activities and closing district offices. This weather threat could severely affect the safety of our bus riders, our students who take classes in portable classrooms and our staff traveling to and from their work site.  We will continue to monitor the weather and if the storm passes and we reopen our schools and offices on Tuesday, August 28, we will make every attempt to get the information out through our district website, Facebook, Twitter, ConnectED, PCSBtv and to the news media. 

From Sarasota County School District:

All Sarasota County public schools will be closed Monday, Aug. 27.

Additional information about the school closures can be found at the district website at .


From Manatee County School District:


All public schools in the Manatee County School District will be closed on Monday, August 27, 2012 due to the threat posed by Tropical Storm Isaac. All students and employees of the school district are advised to take precautions and stay home until the threat has passed.

Three Manatee District Schools have been designated emergency shelters and will open at 10 A.M., Sunday August 26th.

The three designated shelters are:

Nolan Middle School
6615 Greenbrook Blvd.  
Bradenton, FL.
(Special Needs)
(Pet Friendly)

Manatee High School
1000 32nd Street West
Bradenton, FL
(Pet Friendly)

Braden River High School
6545 S R 70 East
Bradenton, FL

Monday's school closings in Manatee County include all before and after-school activities, athletic practices and games and a regularly scheduled meeting of the Manatee County School Board.

School District officials will continue to work with Manatee County Emergency Management officials to determine if additional shelters will need to be opened and if school closings will be extended to Tuesday, August 28th.


From DeSoto County: 

All DeSoto County Government Offices and Schools will be closed on Monday.

DeSoto Alerts is only used to send alerts with. If you wish to contact Emergency Management, please use
DeSoto County
Situation Report 3
X Preparation Response Recovery
Event: TS Isaac
EOC Activation: Level 2
Local State of Emergency Date and Time: 8-24-12 3 PM
TS Isaac is exiting Cuba into the Florida straits with sustained winds of 60 MPH. The storm is expected
to regain strength as it travels over the warmer waters becoming a hurricane in the next 24 hours. The
EOC will go to level 1 activation Sunday at 8 AM.
All DeSoto County Government Offices and Schools will be closed on Monday.
A general population shelter will open at 2 PM at the DeSoto County Middle School.
A Special Needs shelter will open at 1 PM at the State College of Florida
Report Number: 2 Date 8-25-12 Time: 6 PM
County Contact: Doug Christ Phone Number: 863-993-4831
Fax Number: 863-993-4840 E-mail Address:
SERT Liaison: Completed By: Doug Christ
County EOC Location:
2200 NE Roan St. Arcadia, FL 34266

From Barry University:

Barry University's off-campus sites in Pasco, Hillsborough and Pinellas counties WILL BE CLOSED on Sunday, August 26 th and Monday, August 27 th due to Tropical Storm Isaac.  Thus, all day and evening classes are canceled.


Rasmussen College
Due to dangerous situations posed by Tropical Storm Isaac, Rasmussen College Tampa Bay Area campuses will be closed on Monday, August 27,

2012.  This includes the Rasmussen College Tampa/Brandon, New Port Richey/West Pasco and Land O'Lakes/East Pasco campuses.

Rasmussen College is closely monitoring National Weather service reports on this storm and will reopen the campus once it is safe for our students, staff and faculty to return. Currently, the College plans to reopen on Tuesday, August 28, 2012.

For status updates on the campus closure, students are advised to contact the Student Emergency Hotline at (866) 547-4803.


From Keiser University & Everglades University - Sarasota:

Due to inclement weather, Keiser University & Everglades University's Sarasota ground campuses will be closed for STUDENTS Monday, August 27th for day and evening classes. Everglades University staff and faculty may be asked to report should the weather permit.  There is no disruption to online classes and all online faculty should plan for normal activity. The Everglades University Sarasota campus will re-open for regularly scheduled hours on Tuesday, August 28th. We will keep students, faculty and staff informed with updated information via this emergency notification service, the website:


From State College of Florida:

State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) offices will close and all classes and other activities at SCF Bradenton, SCF Venice, and SCF Lakewood Ranch and all other locations have been canceled Monday, August 27, due to Hurricane Isaac, announced SCF President Dr. Lars A. Hafner.

Only essential personnel for emergency operations as authorized by President Hafner or the SCF Critical Incident Management Team will be allowed on campuses during the mandatory shutdown. 
Classes and all regular college activities are expected to resume their normal schedule Tuesday, August 28. Any change in the resumption of classes will be announced by SCF officials on the SCF website at, the, the local news media, and through emergency communications channels.
From Saint Stephen's Episcopal School:
Saint Stephen's Episcopal School, located in Manatee County, will be closed for school on Monday, August 27th due to Tropical Storm Isaac.  As of now, school will resume on Tuesday; however, we are watching the storm closely and may choose to extend the closure should we deem it necessary.
From Kaiser University
Due to inclement weather, Keiser University's Tampa campus will be closed for on-campus STUDENTS Monday, August 27th for day and evening classes. Faculty and staff may be asked to report should the weather improve.  All online students and faculty should plan for normal activity without disruption.  The campus will re-open for regularly scheduled classes on Tuesday, August 28th. We will keep students, faculty and staff informed with updated information via the website: and the emergency hotline at 1-877-353-4737.
JCC Suncoast will be closed Monday and will adhere to Pinellas County public school schedule.
Hardee County: 
*    Hardee County Schools will be closed.
*    South Florida State College will be closed.
Highlands County
The Highlands County School Board as well as the South Florida State College have canceled all classes for Monday August 27, 2012. 
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