Broward, Monroe adjust school calendars due to Irma

Broward County and Monroe County School officials announced Tuesday that they have set up makeup days for students after Hurricane Irma caused school in both counties to be closed for several days.

The Broward County School Board unanimously approved changing the Oct. 19 and Dec. 22 release days into full days of school.

The board also approved shifting the start of the second quarter from Oct. 23 to Oct. 30 and the start of the third quarter from Jan. 9 to Jan. 16.

In Monroe County, Superintendent Mark Porter announced that Oct. 16, which was initially a professional day for school staff, will now serve as a full day for students.

Porter also suspended all early release days until further notice. Students in Monroe County missed 13, 15, and 18 instructional days, respectively, due to a staggered return schedule.

In Broward, students missed seven days of school in preparation for and cleanup following Irma.

Miami-Dade County has not issued any information on makeup days for its students.

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