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

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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 the closures announced as of 7 p.m. Tuesday:

MONROE

  • Monroe County public schools are closed Wednesday, Sept. 6, until further notice. The school board meeting scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 7, is canceled.
  • 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 classes are canceled Thursday, Sept. 7 though Sunday, Sept. 10. All special events have also been canceled. 
  • Florida International University is closed Wednesday, Sept. 6 through Sunday, Sept. 10.

BROWARD

  • Broward County public schools are closed Thursday, Sept. 7 and Friday, Sept. 8.
  • Broward College: As of 7 p.m. Tuesday, classes are scheduled as normal.

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. 

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.