Miami-Dade and Broward County counties officially announce public schools will resume operation on Monday.
In Miami-Dade and Broward counties, dozens of schools served as evacuation and disasters shelters during Hurricane Irma. Administrators delayed reopening to ensure electrical power was restored to schools, debris was cleared and campuses were checked for damage.
Richmond Heights Middle School was the only school in Miami-Dade that did not have power as of the weekend. However, officials say the school was back up and running Monday morning.
The district has been working with school maintenance teams, conducting a second dry bus run Sunday morning and working with Florida Power & Light to have all power restored to all schools and facilities.
Meanwhile, in Broward County, Superintendent Robert Runcie announced Saturday that classes will resume Monday, Sept. 18.
"We are confident as we continue to work with FPL and we're getting hourly updates from them that we'll be able to get these schools online," Runcie said. "If we do not, we have put contingency plans in place."
As of Sunday morning, FPL has restored power to all Broward County district schools.