State Road 44 in the area of Royal Trails and Pine Lakes is closed this morning (Tuesday, 4/18) because of smoke from a nearby brush fire. As a result, school buses will not be able to get through and the district will not be able to offer bus transportation to students in the area.
The following schools have bus routes affected by the road closure: Seminole Springs Elementary, Umatilla Elementary, Umatilla Middle, Umatilla High, Eustis Middle and Eustis High.
Student absences related to the smoke and transportation issues will be excused, and any tests missed will be rescheduled.
The road was closed early Monday, April 17, because of the smoke but was re-opened later in the day..