School Closures in Broward, Miami-Dade, Monroe and Palm Beach In Advance Of Hurricane Irma

Sep 6, 2017
Originally published on September 7, 2017 11:24 am

Many schools throughout South Florida will be closed at the end of this week because of concerns over looming Hurricane Irma. 

Officials caution that the hurricane's path is not yet certain, but they are emphasizing preparedness.

Here are closures announced as of 9 a.m. Wednesday:

MONROE

  • Monroe County public schools are closed Wednesday, Sept. 6, until further notice. The school board meeting scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 7, is canceled.
  • The Basilica School of St. Mary Star of the Sea will be closed Wednesday, Sept. 6 through Monday, Sept. 11.
  • Florida Keys Community College in Key West and all campus centers are closed Wednesday, Sept. 6, until further notice.

MIAMI-DADE

  • Miami-Dade County Public Schools are closed Thursday, Sept. 7, and Friday, Sept. 8. On Wednesday, Sept. 6, extracurricular activities are canceled after 4 p.m.
  • University of Miami classes and events and classes and events at the UM marine campus are canceled Wednesday, Sept. 6 through and Friday, Sept. 8. Information will be released late Tuesday afternoon about closures at the medical campus.
  • Miami-Dade College will cancel classes and cease all operations at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 6, and remain closed indefinitely.
  • Florida International University is closed Wednesday, Sept. 6 through Sunday, Sept. 10.
  • St. Thomas University is closed Thursday, Sept. 8 through the weekend.
  • Catholic schools in Miami-Dade County in the Archdiocese of Miami will be closed Thursday, Sept. 7, and Friday, Sept. 8.
  • Scheck Hillel Community School is closed closed Thursday, Sept. 7, and Friday, Sept. 8. On Wednesday, Sept. 6, after-school and evening activities are canceled.
  • Gulliver Schools will be closed Thursday, Sept. 7 and Friday, Sept. 8. All after-school activities, including enrichment classes, extended care, athletic programs and special events are cancelled beginning Wednesday afternoon.
  • Temple Judea will close its Margaux School from Thursday, Sept. 7 through Sunday, Sept. 10. All worship services, including Torah study, JPLEX Teacher training and Melton Courses, are cancelled from Friday, Sept. 8 through Sunday, Sept. 10.
  • American Medical Academy has canceled all classes as of 4 p.m. Wednesday Sept. 6, through the weekend.
  • Johnson & Wales University’s North Miami Campus will be closed Thursday, Sept. 7 and Friday, Sept. 8 until further notice. Campus security will remain open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

BROWARD

  • Broward County public schools are closed Thursday, Sept. 7 and Friday, Sept. 8.
  • Broward College: Classes are cancelled Thursday, Sept. 7 and Friday, Sept. 8.
  • Catholic schools in Broward County in the Archdiocese of Miami will be closed Thursday, Sept. 7, and Friday, Sept. 8.

PALM BEACH

  • Palm Beach County public schools are closed Thursday, Sept. 7 and Friday, Sept. 8.
  • Florida Atlantic University canceled all classes from Wednesday, Sept. 6 to Sunday, Sept 10. Campuses will be also closed starting Thursday, Sept. 7 until Sunday.
  • Lynn University has cancelled all classes and events Thursday and Friday, Sept. 7 and 8.

OTHER

  • Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Miami (Monroe, Miami-Dade and Broward counties) will follow the lead of the public schools in their counties.
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