Land O’ Lakes, FL – (May 8, 2017) – Due to smoky conditions inside River Ridge Middle and River Ridge High schools, the Pasco County school district has made the decision to close the schools today.
Parents are being notified now via automated message. Those who drop-off students are being advised to return them home for the day. School buses have already delivered bus riders to school, but will return after their elementary runs. The district is determining whether it is feasible to send replacement buses sooner.
Principals and maintenance staff monitored the wildfires over the weekend. Smoke inside the schools was not a problem, but winds have shifted and now the smoke is blowing toward the schools.