Update: Pasco School Closing Decision Coming Later Today

The school district is one of the few in the Tampa Bay area that still officially plans to open tomorrow.

Update 2:19 p.m. Aug. 26: Pasco County Schools spokeswoman Summer Romagnoli said the district is waiting for a 3:30 p.m. briefing to make a final decision.


Pasco County students and parents who have been waiting to hear if schools will open tomorrow have to wait a little longer.

According to the Gulf High School website, a decision isn’t expected until sometime after 4:30 p.m. Both Pinellas and Hillsborough counties have suspended classes for tomorrow as Tropical Storm Isaac makes its way into the Gulf of Mexico.

The latest track reports show the storm shifting west as it gains strength, but the entire Tampa Bay region remains under a tropical storm warning.

Do you think Pasco should cancel classes tomorrow? Will you keep your kids home if schools are open? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section.

Stay with Patch for updates as they become available.

ChillyNeil August 26, 2012 at 08:43 PM
Pasco is required to have flood insurance and for the same reason, school precautions should be equal or greater than insurance issues. If there are too many closures, it is acceptable to extend the last day of school.
Black Dog August 26, 2012 at 08:48 PM
Bay news 9 says Pasco is closed. Wait for your phone calls everyone. Be safe
ChillyNeil August 26, 2012 at 08:52 PM
http://www.pascocountyfl.net/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=250 its officially closed tomorrow, along with ALL county offices and public transit
Gary Bryan, Sr. August 26, 2012 at 09:08 PM
I don't feel that it is the school boards decision in sending our children to school in these bad conditions.. I am the father of 4 grown children and am rearing my 4 year old grandson.. He is in pre-k and from what I was told about the classroom he is in, during Debby, his classroom was flooded and with damage.. I know he will stay home tomorrow..
Jessica Thompson August 26, 2012 at 09:36 PM
is it 100% all pasco county schools closed yet they need to let us know this is ridiculous


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