Schools are OPEN
PLEASE DRIVE CAREFULLY
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
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.