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Martin County public schools to close Monday as Eta looms

All district-operated schools, offices closing 'out of an abundance of caution'
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Posted at 12:57 PM, Nov 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-08 14:37:03-05

STUART, Fla. — Martin County public schools will be closed Monday as Tropical Storm Eta threatens to bring heavy winds and rain to the Treasure Coast.

Jennifer DeShazo, a spokeswoman for the Martin County School District, said all district-operated schools and offices will be closed Monday "out of an abundance of caution."

The school closures impact both in-person and remote-learning students.

Eta's forecast calls for several inches of rain and the potential for flooding.

"These conditions, which are hazardous for all motorists, will also prevent us from safely transporting students to and from school on buses," DeShazo said.

A news conference is scheduled for 2 p.m. in Palm Beach County, during which time the superintendent is expected to make an announcement on schools.

Farther south, Miami-Dade County schools will be closed Monday, while Broward County schools will transition to remote learning.