Monroe County Schools announced that it will dismiss all schools early on Monday, August 21 due to the solar eclipse.
A news release says the decision was made with concerns about students' eye safety.
The new release times that day will be:
MPHS Freshman Campus/MCAC 11:35 a.m. (bus riders), 11:35 a.m. (car riders)
MPHS Main Campus 11:45 a.m. (bus riders), 11:45 a.m. (car riders)
MCMS- Banks Stephens Campus 12:00 p.m. (bus riders), 11:50 a.m. (car riders)
MCMS- Hubbard Campus 11:45 a.m. (bus riders), 11:45 a.m. (car riders)
Elementary Schools 12:15 p.m. (bus riders), 12:00 p.m. (car riders)
All extra-curricular activities scheduled for this date after 4 p.m. will proceed as scheduled. After school programs at each elementary school will be canceled.