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, Florida – 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 began his career in the field of radio and TV broadcasting where he worked for about a decade. The Jupiter, Florida resident then pursued computers as they were coming to market in the late 1980's. Andy has also been a software programmer and worked as a Senior Systems Analyst/Engineer in the Information Technology sector in Atlanta. He eventually returned to Florida and made Sebastian his home in 2002.
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