Tropical Storm Eta

Most Broward and Miami-Dade Public Schools Reopen Tuesday

17 Miami-Dade schools will remain closed due to flooding and access issues

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Most public schools in Broward County and Miami-Dade County reopened Tuesday, after the wet weather from Tropical Storm Eta forced their closure on Monday.

Broward Schools Superintendent Robert Runcie said all campuses will be open and will operate at their regular schedule.

“If this would have been prior to the evolution and maturity of E-learning, we would’ve had to close the entire district, and it doesn’t make sense to shut down an entire district when you can open 90% of your schools," Runcie said Tuesday. "I believe that our schools are not just a luxury or a convenience, they are essential, so whenever we can open them, we should open them."

But on Tuesday, district officials said 23 schools in Broward were using eLearning for students on Tuesday due to Eta, including:

  • Apollo Middle
  • Hollywood Park Elementary
  • Chapel Trail Elementary
  • Everglades High
  • Fairway Elementary
  • Miramar Elementary
  • New Renaissance Middle
  • Silver Palms Elementary
  • Silver Trail Middle
  • West Broward High
  • Castle Hill Elementary
  • Dillard Elementary
  • Endeavor Primary
  • Flamingo Elementary
  • Fox Trail Elementary
  • Gator Run Elementary
  • Indian Ridge Middle

One school, West Broward High in Pembroke Pines, will remain closed the rest of the week as storm cleanup will take longer than expected, officials said.

Miami-Dade County Public Schools Superintendent Alberto Carvalho said flooding and access issues kept some county schools from reopening Tuesday.

"The vast majority of @MDCPS schools are reporting a high level of readiness to reopen on Tuesday. However, community flooding issues may pose access challenges at a few schools," Carvalho tweeted Monday.

Monday evening, the district said all but 17 schools would be reopened on Tuesday. The 17 schools had flooding and access challenges, officials said.

  1. American Senior
  2. Barbara Goleman Senior
  3. Bob Graham Educational Center
  4. Bob Graham Primary Learning Center
  5. Brentwood Elementary
  6. Charles David Wyche, Jr. Elementary
  7. Ernest R. Graham K-8 Academy
  8. Gloria Floyd Elementary
  9. Joella C. Good Elementary
  10. Key Biscayne K-8 Center
  11. Lake Stevens Elementary
  12. Lake Stevens Middle 
  13. Linda Lentin K-8 Center
  14. M.A. Milam K-8 Center
  15. Miami Carol City Senior
  16. North County K-8 Center
  17. Westland Hialeah Senior
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