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The first two weeks of October are Disability History and Awareness Weeks! Section 1003.4205, Florida Statutes, entitled Disability History and Awareness Instruction, was signed into law in 2008. It requires school districts to designate the first two weeks of October as Disability History and Awareness Weeks and also promotes providing instruction for students in all public schools to expand student knowledge, understanding, and awareness of individuals with disabilities, disability history, and the disability rights movement.  For more information and resources, go to the BEESS Disability History and Awareness website at and the Panhandle Educational Consortium website at

Members of the Holmes County High varsity football team visited Mrs. Heather Rich's fourth grade classroom at Bonifay K-8 today.  The players talked with the children about the importance of good grades and good behavior.  The students really enjoyed the visit!

Due to scheduling conflicts next week, the September 19th Board Meeting has been cancelled.  The next board workshop and meeting will be held October 3. (Workshop at 5:00 p.m. and Regular Session at 6:00 p.m.).

UPDATE (Sunday, September 10, 8:45 a.m.)

Holmes County Schools will be closed on Monday AND Tuesday.  At this time there are many unknowns associated with this storm, and the decision to close on Tuesday was made out of an abundance of caution.

UPDATE (Thursday, September 7, 8:30 p.m.)

Governor Rick Scott has directed all public schools to close on Friday, September 8 and Monday, September 11 due to Hurricane Irma. We encourage everyone to stay tuned to local news media for updated weather information and to make the necessary preparations in order to stay safe during this dangerous storm.

While it is too early to determine Hurricane Irma's exact path, it's never too early to start begin preparing for a portential weather event.  Below are resources you may find helpful.

National Hurricane Center (Tracking Information)

State of Florida Hurricane Preparedness Guide

Another part of your hurricane preparedness checklist should include downloading the office HDSB mobile app.  The app is free and is available on the App Store (Apple devices) and the Google Play Store (Android devices).  Information regarding possible school closures and road conditions will be updated on the app and this web page.

There will be no school on Monday, September 4 in observance of Labor Day.  Classes will resume on Tuesday, September 5.