Are schools closed in Miami? Broward? The Keys? What to know ahead of Ian


UPDATE: Miami-Dade public schools will be closed on Wednesday and Thursday, and Broward schools will be closed Wednesday.


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As Hurricane Ian dominates the news, you may be wondering if you should send your kids to school — or if schools will even be open.

Hurricane Ian is expected to pass west of the Florida Keys late Tuesday, but the storm’s impact may also be felt in South Florida.

The Lower Keys are under a tropical storm warning and are expected to be hit with tropical storm force wind gusts between 58 and 73 mph. South Florida will likely experience excessive rainfall and flooding due to king tide.

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Here’s what to know about public school closures in Miami, Broward and the Keys.


Tuesday will be a regular day for public school students in Miami, the school district tweeted on Monday evening.

However, all after-school activities and athletics will be canceled. Only aftercare programs will continue as normal.


After a few hours of uncertainty and posts from angry parents, the Broward school district announced that Tuesday will be a regular day for public school students.

Like Miami-Dade, all after-school activities, including field trips and night classes, are canceled. Aftercare programs will continue as normal, but the school district is urging parents to pick up their children as soon as possible.

The school district, which is working with emergency management to monitor Ian, said it will update families through “regular channels of communications” as well as through Twitter and Facebook.


Public schools in the Keys will be closed on Tuesday and may also be closed on Wednesday, an official said during a Monday afternoon emergency meeting.