Schools in South Florida Close in Wake of Hurricane Irma

September 6, 2017

Hurricane Irma is the strongest hurricane of the year and the strongest hurricane that has ever formed in the Atlantic ocean. Governor Rick Scott has issued a State of Emergency for the entire state of Florida and urges that everyone prepare themselves for the strengthening category 5 storm which is set have wind speeds up to 175 MPH. Schools in South Florida are not taking any chances and beginning to close for the week in order to give families time to prepare for the storm and evacuate. Some of the schools in South Florida that are closing beginning Thursday include:

Public Schools

– Miami-Dade
– Broward County
– Palm Beach County
– Martin County
– St. Lucie County
– Indian River County
– Okeechobee County

Charter/Private Schools

– Renaissance Charter School of St. Lucie
– Renaissance Charter at Tradition
– The Benjamin School in Palm Beach
– John Carroll High School in Fort Pierce
– Liberty Baptist Academy in Fort Pierce

Please visit the National Hurricane Center website for information on how to prepare and live updates.