Several Tampa Bay area schools begin class today

The lowest performing 300 campuses in Florida are required to add an extra hour each day for intensive reading.

Several Tampa Bay area schools are set to begin class during the next few days.

The districts starting Thursday include:

·        Citrus County Schools

·        Hardee County Schools

·        Highlands County Schools

·        Hillsborough County Schools

·        Manatee County Schools

·        Pinellas County Schools

·        Polk County Schools

Several other districts in the Tampa Bay area start on Monday, including:

·        Hernando County Schools

·        Pasco County Schools

·        Sarasota County Schools

Drivers are reminded to slow down on the roadways in and around school zones.

Related: Here’s what to expect for Thursday’s forecast for your back-to-school commute

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