Okeechobee County schools scrap November, December early release days

Decision made 'in order to preserve days off the week of Thanksgiving'
Posted at 9:48 AM, Nov 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-13 09:49:39-05

OKEECHOBEE, Fla. — Okeechobee County students will have a full week of school next week.

The Okeechobee County School District announced Friday that students will have a full day of school on Nov. 20 and Dec. 18.

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Posted by Okeechobee County Schools on Friday, November 13, 2020

Both were previously scheduled as early release days.

The change in the schedule came after schools were closed Monday because of the threat of Tropical Storm Eta.

School district officials made the decision "in order to preserve days off the week of Thanksgiving."