Breaking News: Schools closed Thursday in Alachua County due to Eta’s projected path

The Alachua County Public School District has closed its schools effective tomorrow. ACPS Public Information Officer Jackie Johnson released the following statement:

“Based on the projected path, heavy rains and sustained winds from Hurricane Eta, and in consultation with local emergency management officials, the decision has been made to close Alachua County Public Schools on Thursday, November 12.

Employees should NOT report to work on Thursday.

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No decision has yet been made regarding school on Friday, November 13. The district will be closely monitoring the storm and communicating with Emergency Management. ACPS families and staff will be notified when a decision about holding school on Friday is made.”

This is a breaking news story and will be updated as more details are known.

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