Florida schools recovering from hurricane drop dress code

December 1, 2018

Bay County schools in the Florida Panhandle, which was hit hard by Hurricane Michael in October, dropped its dress code because some students and staff lost their clothes were wearing donated clothing.

Since students in the Florida Panhandle county hardest hit by Hurricane Michaelreturned to classrooms in early November, they’ve dealt with power outages, sporadic internet, missing friends, larger classes and shared buildings.

Students displaced from heavily damaged Bay County schools have moved into less damaged schools, where one school holds classes in the morning and the other school holds classes in the afternoon.

Teachers have struggled with how much homework to give students when they didn’t have internet at home.

The district dropped its dress code because some students and staff lost their clothes to the Oct. 10 hurricane and wore donated clothing.