JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Despite weather watches and warnings and some power outages early Monday morning, all schools in northeast Florida were running on schedule -- although some parents elected to keep their children home for the day.
Chaffee Trail Elementary was the only Duval County school that was without power, but it was restored about 8 a.m.
Power outages at schools in St. Johns County lasted a little longer, but power was back on at all schools by 10 a.m.
Hartley Elementary, Hickory Creek Elementary, Switzerland Point Middle, Gamble Rogers Middle and Pedro Menendez High were without power at the beginning of the day, but the schools were in session.
St. Johns County Superintendent Joseph Joyner advised families to do what was best for each individual family, and some parents did check out their children for the day.
At Switzerland Point, which has 965 children on an average day, had 179 attending on Monday.
There were reports of flooding in the Keystone Heights area of Clay County, but all schools in Clay County were in session.
Clay County schools spokeswoman Darlene Mahla said that school buses were running late in the area due to flooding and a downed power line, but that all schools would be in session.