All Marion County public schools and the College of Central Florida will be closed Tuesday, Sept. 3.
School officials made the announcement Sunday in anticipation of Hurricane Dorian impacts in the local area. The Category 5 hurricane, which was hitting the Bahamas on Sunday, is expected to turn north early Tuesday morning and skirt the east coast of Florida. But Marion County residents can expect to see some high winds and several inches of rain, forecasters say.
School officials haven’t made any decision on closures past Tuesday but have promised residents they’ll make further announcements as soon as they are warranted.