All Palm Beach County public schools will be closed the remainder of this week. Below is a statement from Superintendent Dr. Robert Avossa:
"In the aftermath of a disaster, returning to everyday routines are a critical component to restoring a sense of normalcy to our communities. We know how important our schools are to re-establishing those routines.
Based on reports from my facilities team this morning, and my conversations with leaders at utility company including Florida Power & Light, our schools will not be ready to return to service this week. A majority of schools remain without power or working air conditioning systems. We anticipate reopening schools on Monday, September 18.
Our hope was to reopen schools by Thursday, but it is increasingly clear that there will not be power for a majority of our facilities.
We know that crews are working overtime to restore electricity to our schools and buildings, but we have no guarantee that power will be restored to all our schools in enough time to reopen this week.
I want to assure everyone that we will not take time from previously scheduled holidays, including our time at Thanksgiving and Winter Break, to make up for these days that have been missed.
If the schools have the electricity, we will be ready to greet everyone on Monday."
Atlantic Christian Academy closed through Wednesday, September 13.
FAU All classes remain canceled and will resume Monday, Sept. 18; a make-up plan for lost instructional time will be developed. Jupiter and Boca Raton residential students can begin returning to their residence halls at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 13; food service will be available to residential students. All faculty and staff are to report per their normal schedules on Thursday, Sept. 14
Lake Worth Christian School closed through Wednesday.
Lynn University classes and on campus activities will remain closed until further notice.
Nova Southeastern University classes resumes Monday, Sept. 18. Faculty and staff are encouraged to return Friday, Sept. 15. Residential students are welcome to return 8:00 a.m. Friday, Sept. 15.
Palm Beach State College will reopen for classes and business on Monday, Sept. 18. Additional updates will be provided via PBSC alerts, social media & the web
Indian River County
The School District of Indian River County will reopen schools and resume normal operations on Monday, Sept. 18.
Schools will remain closed through Friday. Will reopen on Monday, Sept. 18.
All before-school and after-school activities, including Extended Day, and athletic events are canceled on these days as well.
They will continue to monitor the weather and update you daily through social media and the District’s website. Follow the District on Facebook or Twitter at @MCSDFlorida.
Parents and guardians will receive emergency phone calls or text messages using the contact information provided to your school.
St. Lucie Public Schools and district offices closed will remain closed on Thursday, Sept. 14 and Friday, Sept. 15. Extracurricular and sports activities have also been suspended.
All Okeechobee County Public Schools will return to class Friday, Sept. 15. All schools have power.