Tulsa Public Schools are closing schools across the state on Tuesday, with the closing of three elementary schools, three middle schools and two high schools.
TPS said Monday that it will close three elementary and middle schools as well as the school where students at the school were taking tests.
The TPS website says the closure will be permanent.
The TPS news release said that all other schools will remain open as usual.
The closure of the schools will not affect the district’s existing students, who are still enrolled in classes.
Tulsa Public Schools is a charter school system with approximately 1,400 students in grades kindergarten through 8.
The district says in a statement that it is working with the state Department of Education to determine the exact date and time when the school closures will begin.
The districts closure is the result of Hurricane Florentine.
TPD says it is also closing the schools of the Tulsa Public Health Department, Tulsa Public Safety Department, and Tulsa County Public Schools.
In a statement, Gov.
Mary Fallin said she is concerned about the impact of the storm on the public’s ability to care for and provide services for children.
She said the state is also working with all TPS schools to provide assistance to students and families affected by Hurricane Florence.TPS said it has a $50 million contingency fund that will allow it to reopen schools that have been closed.