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Gadsden County schools remain closed following Hurricane Michael

Posted: 4:45 PM, Oct 15, 2018
Updated: 2019-10-02 09:30:39-04
Gadsden County schools remained closed following Hurricane Michael
Gadsden County schools remained closed following Hurricane Michael

GADSDEN COUNTY, Fla. (WTXL) - Safety is the primary concern in the Gadsden County school district as schools remain closed after Hurricane Michael.  

Gadsden County Superintendent, Roger Milton, said power loss and damage to school buildings are the main reasons why students weren't in class on Monday.

But staff and teachers did work on Monday at schools. Superintendent Milton says they are walking through the schools, classrooms, and the grounds to check for damages.

Superintendent Milton's goal is to have students back in classrooms as soon as possible. 

"There's assessment teams at every school. There are several schools that have roof damage," said Milton. "We have experts on site and a lot of cleanup crews at the school. There is a lot going in right now, a lot of boots to the ground." 

Superintendent Milton says he does not know when schools will be open, but he is hoping it will be by the end of this week or beginning of next week.