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To All Parents of Okeechobee County Public School Students:

 Because we recognize it is necessary to get students back to school and parents must return to work, all Okeechobee County Public Schools will be open Thursday, August 21, 2008.  However, we are concerned about buses traveling on unpaved or flooded roads.  Due to this concern, we are asking you to follow these instructions:

 ·         Please take your child to the nearest bus stop located on a paved surface on a road that is not flooded.  Buses will not go down shell roads or go through standing water.

·         If you take your child to a bus stop that is not his/her normal bus stop, we are asking that you also meet the bus at that stop in the afternoon.

·         If you have a child in Pre-K, Kindergarten or 1st grade, please write the street number of the location where you are placing your child on the bus and place the paper in his/her backpack. Also include contact information to assist us in returning your child safely to that bus stop.

·         If school personnel or bus drivers have any concern about where a child is to go in the afternoon, in the interest of safety, your child will remain at school or be returned to school for you to pick up.

·         You may also bring your child to school to avoid this temporary bus stop change. However, if you bring your child to school in the morning, please pick him/her up in the afternoon.

 We believe this procedural change is necessary to provide safe passage to and from school given current road conditions. Thank you for understanding as we transition back to a normal routine following Tropical Storm Fay.


Ken Kenworthy

Assistant Superintendent




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