Is school open or closed? Where to look during a storm

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- All eyes are to the skies as we wait to see what impact Isaac will have on the First Coast. When severe weather roars across our area, a big concern for parents is whether or not to send their child to school.

Each school district in Duval, St. Johns, and Clay counties will close schools when the superintendent deems it necessary, if conditions are bad enough. But come Monday morning, when we could start to get a taste of Isaac's wrath, how do you know whether or not your child's school is open?

You can check to see if the county has closed their public schools. They also have an automated call go out to parents. Another good resource is their social media sites: The Duval County Public Schools Facebook page or @DuvalSchools on twitter.

St. Johns County school officials rely on their "alert Now" phone system. If you don't have your number listed with them, you can sign up on their website, where they'll also post closure information. It's

Darlene Mahla with Clay County schools says their primary mode of getting the info out to parents is the emergency phone system that calls students homes. You can also check their website at to see if school is out.

And of course one of the first things officials will do when they close a school is contact us so we can get that information to you. So stick with First Coast News on air, online, and on Facebook and Twitter and we'll keep you posted.

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