Back to class: Local schools, universities reopen after Isaac

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Collier and Lee county schools will reopen Tuesday after a review of each district’s facilities revealed little or no damage from Tropical Storm Isaac.

Students at Florida Gulf Coast University, Ave Maria University and Edison State College, who also had today off, are heading back to class as well.

Although Southwest Florida saw little impact from Isaac, closing school for the day was the right decision, Lee schools spokesman Joe Donzelli wrote in a release.

“Given weather reports early Monday morning from across the county — the time students would be waiting for school buses, walking or riding their bikes to school and staff would be heading to work — that decision proved to be the right one as there was severe weather still impacting the area,” Donzelli wrote.

FGCU spokeswoman Susan Evans agreed, saying that until late Sunday, all indications pointed toward Southwest Florida being in a vulnerable position.

“I think we all got lucky in this part of the state,” she said.

Evans said a review of campus facilities found no damage. The Collier County School district and FGCU also saw no damage, while the Lee County School District experienced very minimal damage.

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