Indian River County Schools Closed for Hurricane Irma

Hurricane Irma has prompted Indian River County officials to close schools on Thursday and Friday.
Hurricane Irma has prompted Indian River County officials to close schools on Thursday and Friday. (Photo: Andy Hodges)

SEBASTIAN – A lot of people have been asking if schools will be closed Thursday and Friday in Indian River County because of Hurricane Irma, including Vero Beach High School and Sebastian River High School.

We just found out at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday that Hurricane Irma has prompted school officials to close all Indian River County schools.

St. Edward’s School in Vero Beach is closing its campus at 4 p.m. Wednesday, school officials said.

“In an abundance of caution, we want to give all of our families the time they need to respond to Hurricane Irma,” Mark Rendell, superintendent of Indian River County School District, said in a statement. “This will also allow us to prepare schools that may be used as shelters if necessary.”

Vero Beach and Sebastian River high school football games and all other school activities in Indian River County are canceled Thursday and Friday.

Indian River County school will reopen depending on the aftermath of the storm, and will be announced as soon as a decision can be made.

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About Andy Hodges
Andy Hodges was born in Annapolis, Maryland. When he was age 9, his parents moved to Jupiter, Florida. Andy spent several years at various radio & television stations in Florida such as WLIZ, WFLX-FOX 29, WIRK, WIXI, WKSY, WRMF, and WJNO to name a few. In 1994, Andy made a career change to computer programming and worked for several technology companies (two are Fortune 500) in Atlanta, Georgia. However, Andy returned to Florida and settled in the small town of Sebastian in 2002. In 2005, he returned to the broadcasting news sector and eventually joined our news team in 2016 as editor in chief. Andy's family has lived in Sebastian for more than 45 years.