In another sign of continued recovery in the wake of Hurricane Irma, officials announced that Key West International Airport would resume commercial service starting Wednesday and schools on the Keys will begin staggered opening on Monday.
The airport will have a limited scheduled for the first few days, according to a statement released from Monroe County. TSA officials inspected the facility on Tuesday and approved it reopening after being closed for 12 days due to the storm and the damage that followed.
“I’m very proud of the hard work and dedication that the airport maintenance employees have shown over the course of this trying time,” Monroe Conty Airports Director Donald DeGraw said.
Monroe County Schools Superintendent Mark Porter announced that schools in the Keys will be reopened on a staggered basis. The following schools will open on Monday, September 25th with employees reporting on Thursday, September 21st:
- Plantation Key School
- Coral Shores High School
- Key Largo School
- Ocean Studies School
- Treasure Village Montessori
Schools in Key West and Marathon will open Wednesday, September 27th, with employees reporting Monday and Tuesday:
- Stanley Switlik Elementary School
- Marathon Middle High School
- Gerald Adams Elementary School
- Horace O’Bryant School
- Key West Collegiate Academy
- Key West High School
- May Sands Montessori Charter School
- Poinciana Elementary School
- Sigsbee Charter School
Big Pine Academy and Sugarloaf School will open on Monday, October 2nd with employees reporting on Thursday, September 28th.
Porter had planned to have all schools open next Monday, but changed his mind after speaking with officials and community members.