MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Twenty-three Broward County Public Schools were forced to return to eLearning only on Tuesday due to flooding or no power, air or internet.
Broward Teachers Union president Anna Fusco says the district could have done a better job planning.
“I feel they should have kept people home when we have 87 percent home anyway doing e-learning. It would have worked out,” said Fusco.
American Heritage in Plantation was so severely flooded that it has canceled in-person learning on Wednesday.
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ATTENTION PARENTS & STUDENTS: As of 2:00 PM today, the flood waters due to tropical storm Eta have subsided very little. This flooding will make drop off, pick up, and walking between many of our buildings extremely difficult. Because of this, our Plantation campus will remain closed. We will continue with distance learning at the regularly scheduled class times on Wednesday, November 11. We know the City of Plantation and Broward County are working diligently to pump out the flood waters. American Heritage hopes conditions will improve tomorrow, so students can return to campus on Thursday, November 12. We will contact you late tomorrow afternoon with our decision whether to resume on-campus learning for Thursday, November 12. We apologize for any inconvenience this has caused. 💛🖤 #lifeatheritage #americanheritageschool #eta #onlinelearning
The school hopes to reopen the campus on Thursday.
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In Miami-Dade, all but 17 campuses were affected Tuesday due to “flooding and access challenges.”
CBS4’s Joan Murray spoke to Miami-Dade schools chief Alberto Carvalho, here is what he had to say:
“Even though we cannot report any significant damage to any of our schools, there were disruptions in our community. And yesterday, as soon as conditions improved somewhat, we had teams of staff going out to every single school and the surrounding neighborhoods to determine number one, the viability of the condition of the school buildings, but also to determine challenges associated with access to the school and neighborhood, flooding in areas where students who attend schools live. And we identified about 17 different schools where there would be a challenge.”
Here are the 17 schools which the county said will remain closed.
- American Senior High
- Barbara Goleman Senior High
- Bob Graham Educational Center
- Bob Graham Primary Learning Center
- Brentwood Elementary
- Charles David Wyche Jr. Elementary
- Ernest R. Graham K-8 Academy
- Gloria Floyd Elementary
- Key Biscayne K-8 Center
- Lake Stevens Elementary
- Lake Stevens Middle
- Linda Lentin K-8 Center
- A. Milam K-8 Center
- Miami Carol City Senior High
- North County K-8 Center
- Westland Hialeah Senior High
- Joella C. Good Elementary
MDCPS said students from these schools “will pivot to My School Online for the day.”
The Monroe County School District also announced classes will resume Tuesday.
Hope everyone is well following the passage of Tropical Storm Eta. Monroe County schools will be in session tomorrow, Tuesday, November 10th. For those students who are on an A/B schedule, it will be a B day. See everyone tomorrow!
— MCSD in the FL Keys (@keysschools) November 9, 2020
Images from Chopper 4 showed flooding around some schools in Miami-Dade.
Chopper 4 also showed school buses maneuvering through a flooded parking lot.
Schools will be closed on Wednesday due to the Veterans Day holiday.