Classes resume 1 week after Irma strikes

By Jerry Hume, Reporter
Last Updated: Monday, September 18, 2017, 10:34 AM EDT

It is back to school for thousands of students across Central Florida Monday, one week since Irma slammed into the state.

  • Most students in Central Florida going back to school
  • Some schools saw various degrees of damage
  • RELATED: Power outage updates, maps

Classes resume Monday in Brevard, Flagler, Marion, Orange, Osceola, Seminole, Sumter and Volusia and counties.

For many teachers and students, little changes will be noticed, but others will see damage and impacts.

Students who use the West Orange Trail to get to Apopka Middle School will have to find another route. That is because flooding from Irma overwhelmed a storm drain, causing it to collapse.

A section of the West Orange Trail between the track field and bus depot was taken out. The district does not expect the hole to get any bigger, however the school itself is not structurally damaged.

Irma hit the stadium at West Orange High School as well, causing damage to the track, bleachers and billboard.

West Orange High is the only Orange County school that may just have partial power Monday.

Lake and Polk county schools will have to wait until Tuesday to go back to class.

Because students missed a week, each district is figuring when those days will be made up.