PUNTA GORDA, Fla. - Summer break is over for students in Charlotte County. Classes start today for the 2010-2011 school year.
For the first time since Hurricane Charley none of the students have to navigate hallways one damaged by the storm. At Charlotte County High School an $86 million renovation is finally complete giving the school a high tech update. The first school week will end on the sixth anniversary of Hurricane Charley.
Charlotte County is a high performing district and is therefore allowed to start school earlier than other districts. Bishop Verot High School in Fort Myers is also welcoming students back today. Lee and Collier County public school students go to class for the first time in two weeks on August 23rd.