North Central Florida schools close as Nicole approaches

Tropical Storm Nicole is approaching the state and North Central Florida is in the cone of uncertainty.
Published: Nov. 8, 2022 at 3:12 PM EST
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OCALA, Fla. (WCJB) - Tropical Storm Nicole is approaching the state and North Central Florida is in the cone of uncertainty. Due to the threat of high winds, some North Central Florida school districts and colleges will cancel classes

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Classes at the University of Florida campus in Gainesville will be closed on Thursday due to Nicole. Additionally, all special events, and academic and student-related activities, including online classes, are canceled Thursday

Santa Fe College will be closed on Thursday. The campus was already set to be closed on Friday in observance of Veterans Day. Other activities and events scheduled for Friday and through the weekend will continue as scheduled including the SF Teaching Zoo, which will be open to visitors.

The College of Central Florida will be closed Thursday, Nov. 10, due to Tropical Storm Nicole. In-person and online classes, as well as business operations, will be canceled at all sites, including the Ocala Campus, Citrus Campus, Levy Campus, Hampton Center, Appleton Museum, and Vintage Farm.

Alachua County

Alachua County Public Schools will be closed on Thursday due to concerns about potential high winds from Tropical Storm Nicole. Schools will be open on Wednesday.

Schools and offices were already scheduled to be closed on Friday for Veteran’s Day and will reopen on Monday.

Marion County

Marion County Public School officials say all extra-curricular activities are canceled on Wednesday afternoon and class is canceled on Thursday. Marion Afterschool Programs will not be canceled on Wednesday.

The district plans to reopen schools on Friday pending weather and safety inspections.

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The decision also cancels MCPS’s annual Veterans Day Ceremony originally scheduled for this Friday at 11 a.m. The event will not be rescheduled.

Levy County

According to the School Board of Levy County, officials will announce a decision about school closures on Wednesday.

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