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Gov. Scott Asks State Colleges & Universities to be Considerate of Students Serving During Irma …………

With so many of Florida students selflessly responding to serve those impacted by Hurricane Irma, Governor Rick Scott asked that state colleges and universities do everything possible to accommodate those not able to immediately get back to school, including those serving in the Florida National Guard.

Thanks,

Governor Rick Scott’s Press Office

September 12, 2017

Dear University Presidents:

I want to thank you for your quick action to open shelters, assist with evacuations, and provide critical updates to students in advance of Hurricane Irma. Last week, in response to the threat posed by Hurricane Irma, I activated the Florida National Guard to assist state and local law enforcement and first responders. Additionally, thousands of Floridians have donated their time and efforts as volunteers. Floridians need these brave men and women now more than ever as they work side by side to execute emergency response actions across the state, including life-saving search and rescue missions, delivery of critical resources, removal of debris from our roads, and staffing of emergency shelters for Floridians who are unable to return to their homes.

As your campuses begin to re-open, it is important that each of you are mindful of your students who continue to serve during this disaster. Many of these students will not be able to immediately return to their studies because of their selfless service, and I ask that you do everything possible to accommodate those men and women who put others before themselves in times of crisis.

Sincerely,

Rick Scott
Governor

September 12, 2017

Dear State College Presidents:

I want to thank you for your quick action to open shelters, assist with evacuations, and provide critical updates to students in advance of Hurricane Irma. Last week, in response to the threat posed by Hurricane Irma, I activated the Florida National Guard to assist state and local law enforcement and first responders. Additionally, thousands of Floridians have donated their time and efforts as volunteers. Floridians need these brave men and women now more than ever as they work side by side to execute emergency response actions across the state, including life-saving search and rescue missions, delivery of critical resources, removal of debris from our roads, and staffing of emergency shelters for Floridians who are unable to return to their homes.

As your campuses begin to re-open, it is important that each of you are mindful of your students who continue to serve during this disaster. Many of these students will not be able to immediately return to their studies because of their selfless service, and I ask that you do everything possible to accommodate those men and women who put others before themselves in times of crisis.

Sincerely,
Rick Scott
Governor

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