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Pinellas County schools closed through rest of week ahead of incoming hurricane

Three schools across the district will release students early Monday as they operate as special needs shelters.

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Pinellas County Schools announced all school buildings and offices will be closed through Friday, Sept. 30 in advance of impacts from what could be Hurricane Ian.

The district announced Monday evening that schools will be closed from Tuesday, Sept. 28 through Friday, Sept. 30. Sports and extracurricular activities will also be canceled during the closure time.

Because some schools operate as special needs shelters, the following schools will release students early at 12:30 p.m. on Monday:

  • Palm Harbor University High School
  • Dunedin Highland Middle School 
  • John Hopkins Middle School

All other schools and offices will be open Monday and have regular operating hours.

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