Schools in Shelby County closed Monday (updated)
All public K-12 schools in Shelby County and many private schools will be closed Monday, Sept. 11, because of the threat of inclement weather associated with Hurricane Irma.
Shelby County Schools will be closed Monday and Tuesday, Sept. 12, and all extracurricular activities are cancelled.
Alabaster City Schools will also be closed Monday and Tuesday, citing Gov. Kay Ivey declaring a state of emergency for Alabama.
Hoover City Schools and Pelham City Schools will be closed on Monday.
PCS announced that a decision about closing schools on Tuesday would be made on Monday. Meetings on Monday at the central office will take place as scheduled, and essential central office personnel should report to work, according to the system’s Facebook page.
The HCS closure includes evening/after-school activities. Twelve-month employees, however, should report to work, according to Spokesman Jason Gaston.
“We will continue to monitor weather conditions throughout Monday for Tuesday,” Gaston said in a release. “If a Tuesday closure is warranted, we will make and communicate that decision as quickly as possible on Monday.
“The budget hearing and board of education meeting scheduled for Monday have been cancelled and will be rescheduled.”
Indian Springs School and Jefferson State Community College will be closed Monday.
Schools that have announced they will be closed Monday and Tuesday include Cornerstone Christian School, Evangel Classical Christian School, Westminster School at Oak Mountain and the University of Montevallo.
Hurricane Irma, a large Category 2 storm, made landfall in Florida the morning of Sunday, Sept. 10, after ravaging islands in the Caribbean with strong winds and flooding. The hurricane is expected to travel north and northwest, with Alabama likely in its path.