LIST: Schools in Tampa Bay area to close ahead of Tropical Storm Elsa

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TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — Local school systems are closing in preparation for Tropical Storm Elsa. We’re compiling a working list of closures that you can see below.

Citrus County School District

The Citrus County School District will be closing all schools, sits, and district offices Wednesday. The district plans to return to full operations Thursday.

Hardee County School District

The Hardee County School District will close Tuesday. It will make a decision at 3 p.m. Tuesday on whether to reopen Wednesday.

Hernando Schools

Hernando Schools and their district offices will close Tuesday at 4 p.m. and remained closed Wednesday.

The district’s summer mobile and school drive-through programs are canceled as well.

Hernando Schools expects to return to normal operations by Thursday, although any changes in plans will be sent out Wednesday.

Hillsborough County Public Schools

Hillsborough County Schools will close all summer schools, HOST, athletic programs and after school programs starting July 6 at 1 p.m. as a safety precaution ahead of Tropical Storm Elsa.

All School and District-based sites will also close at this time, 1 p.m.

HCPS officials say the programs and locations will remain closed on July 7, and are expected to reopen on July 8. Curbside meal distributions will not happen on July 7 as a result of the storm closure.

School District of Manatee County

Schools were already closed since summer school is not in session this week. The School District of Manatee County will release updates on employees’ work status and the summer feeding program during the coming days some time Monday.

Pasco County Schools

Pasco County schools closed its PLACE programs as scheduled Monday.

Additionally, all Pasco County public schools and offices will close at 3 p.m. Tuesday and will remain closed on Wednesday due to potential impacts from Elsa.

Pinellas County Schools

Pinellas County Schools will be closed Tuesday and Wednesday during Tropical Storm Elsa’s journey through the Tampa Bay area.

Summer school programs, after-school care, and other school-related activities will also be canceled.

The district expects to be fully open on Thursday. In the meanwhile, Pinellas County Schools is working with Pinellas County Emergency Management to monitor Tropical Storm Elsa’s impact on the area.

Sarasota County Schools

Schools and district offices are closed all week.

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