Miami-Dade, Broward Public Schools Closed Indefinitely After Irma

Sep 12, 2017
Originally published on September 11, 2017 3:10 pm

Miami-Dade and Broward public schools will remain closed until further notice due to recovery efforts from Hurricane Irma.

Among the reasons, Superintendent Alberto Carvalho said at a press conference Monday that the schools had to undergo safety inspections.

Miami-Dade public schools will almost certainly remain closed through Wednesday, and may stay shuttered until Monday as the system unwinds shelter operations at dozens of schools, cleans up damage and monitors the status of the county’s largest single workforce.

 

Carvalho said there were no reports of major structural damage at schools, but felled trees and other Irma damage left many inaccessible. While most evacuees have left, some schools converted to shelters are still housing people. And with so many school employees stuck elsewhere in Florida in a failed attempt to avoid Irma, Carvalho said it’s not clear how quickly teachers and staff will be ready to return to work.

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