Superintendent Mark Porter has made the decision to target the reopening of all Monroe County Schools on Monday, September 25, 2017. All personnel should expect to report Thursday, September 21st and Friday and September 22nd. If they are unable to report they are asked to make contact with their principal or immediate supervisor.
Superintendent Porter said he feels his team can get schools up and running, but recognizes there are known and unknown challenges that may create exceptions to this reopening date. “I want to acknowledge that it is an aggressive goal but I am committed to making this a reality for as many schools and students as possible.”
Monroe County Officials have confirmed reentry to mile marker 47 just before the Seven Mile Bridge in Marathon today. Officials said residents of the Lower Keys and Key West will be able to reenter beginning Sunday, at 7:00 a.m.
Mr. Porter acknowledged the need for staff to come together to help one another. He highlighted this need in a daily aftermath update. “I want to emphasize the importance of working together and looking out for one another. While we will all face significant challenges upon our return, some will be more significant than others. Please be prepared to provide assistance to one another as needed. This may go as far as opening your home to a fellow staff member who doesn’t have a home to return to.”
The Monroe County School District serves approximately 8,600 students throughout the upper, middle, lower keys, and Key West. The accredited school district consists of 10 public schools, six charter schools, as well as alternative and virtual programs. For more information about the district’s vision and mission, visit www.keysschools.com. Follow us on Facebook @MYMCSD, on Twitter @keysschools, and on Instagram @MYMCSD. Follow the Superintendent on Twitter @supt_porter.