All Manatee District schools will be closed tomorrow, Friday, October 7th, due to Hurricane Matthew.
County Emergency Management personnel have asked the district to open 4 schools as shelters — Manatee High School, Mills Elementary, Myakka City Elementary and Nolan Middle School. Nolan Middle School is a special needs shelter and Manatee High and Mills Elementary are both pet-friendly shelters.
All 4 shelters are scheduled to open at 4 p.m. today.
In addition, as a special precaution, all extra-curricular events, including athletic contests and practices, are cancelled for tonight (Thursday), and tomorrow (Friday). Those events can be rescheduled.
School After-Care programs, that house students in school until parents pick them up, will be open as usual today.