Florida school districts are facing unprecedented levels of hurricane damage and have declared their schools closed.
Florida Department of Education spokeswoman Jenelle Fisch said on Monday that the state has “a critical situation in our schools.”
Fisch added that the department is “in the process of working with the state to determine how best to respond to this emergency.”
Florida has the second-worst record of school closings in the nation.
School districts in the Paulding County, Florida, area have closed more than 100 schools and closed other facilities in the past three weeks.
Facial expressions are also a big issue, Fisch told ABC News.
The school district is also looking into a petition signed by more than 2,000 parents in Pauldings support of students and teachers who are in need.
“We’ve got a lot of concern and a lot that we want to make sure we have our students safe and get them back on track,” she said.
Paulding Schools Superintendent Tim Jones told ABC affiliate WKMG that there are more than 30,000 students enrolled in the district and that more than half of them were displaced by Hurricane Irma in August.
He said some parents were waiting for buses and had to find alternate routes to get to school.
I was told that some parents are waiting for bus to arrive, and they are stuck in the middle of nowhere.
Jones said that there have been two confirmed deaths from Hurricane Irma and that another student has died.
Parents have said the state’s schools are “completely out of order” because they are closed during hurricane season.
ABC News’ Jeff Stearns contributed to this report.