Updated at 5:00 p.m. to include additional closures.
Monroe, Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach County public schools will be closed Tuesday as Hurricane Dorian threatens parts of South Florida.
Many public schools serve as emergency shelters. In Palm Beach County, where mandatory evacuation orders were issued for Zones A and B, the first school shelters began opening at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday. Broward has not issued evacuation orders, but it has opened special needs shelters for people who are vulnerable during a storm--like people who require nursing care or power for medical devices.
All four districts already planned for days off on Monday because of the Labor Day holiday.
College classes are cancelled on Tuesday at many South Florida schools, including: The College of the Florida Keys, University of Miami, Florida Atlantic University, Lynn University, Florida International University and Miami Dade College. Broward College has cancelled classes until further notice. Students, faculty and staff across South Florida have been urged to follow their schools' emergency communications for updates.