Brevard County Schools Close Early April 29 Due To Shuttle Endeavour Launch

VIERA, FLORIDA – Selected schools will have early dismissal on Friday, April 29, 2011 due to the heavy influx of traffic expected with the shuttle launch.  
During a transportation logistics meeting that took place late yesterday afternoon, the Titusville Police Department and the Director of the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) strongly urged Brevard Public Schools to consider dismissing these schools early.  
This unprecedented request is due to the historic record crowds expected to coincide with the final launch of the shuttle Endeavour. Schools were identified by transportation officials based on bus route directions and an analysis of delays experienced during previous launches. 
Schools that will have early release on Friday are as follows:
School
Start Time
Dismissal Time
Apollo Elementary
8:00
12:00
Astronaut High
8:45
1:00
Atlantis Elementary
8:00
12:00
Audubon Elementary
8:00
12:00
Cape View Elementary
8:00
12:00
Challenger 7 Elementary
8:00
12:00
Cocoa Beach Jr./Sr. High
8:45
1:00
Coquina Elementary
8:00
12:00
Edgewood Jr./Sr. High
8:45
1:00
Enterprise Elementary
8:00
12:00
Freedom 7 Elementary
9:00
1:00
Gardendale Elementary
8:30
1:00
Imperial Estates Elementary
8:00
12:00
Jackson Middle
9:30
2:00
Jefferson Middle
9:30
2:00
Lewis Carroll Elementary
8:00
12:00
Madison Middle
9:30
2:00
Merritt Island High
8:45
1:00
MILA Elementary
8:15
12:00
Mims Elementary
8:00
12:00
North Area Alternative Learning Center
9:00
2:00
Oak Park Elementary
8:00
12:00
Pinewood Elementary
8:00
12:00
Riverview Elementary
8:00
12:00
Roosevelt Elementary
8:00
12:00
South Lake Elementary
8:00
12:00
Space Coast Jr./Sr. High
8:45
1:00
Stevenson Elementary
9:00
1:00
Titusville High
8:45
1:00
Tropical Elementary
8:00
12:00

If the mission is scrubbed prior to Friday, schools will remain in session as normal.  
If the mission is scrubbed on Friday, April 29, the specified schools will still release early and follow the same release protocol on Monday if the mission is rescheduled for May 2.
Before and After Child Care sites will remain open as usual. Parents should contact their children’s respective schools regarding after school extracurricular activities. 

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