Like most South Floridians, school district officials here were closely watching Hurricane Dorian as it approached the state.
In anticipation of the storm’s potential impacts, public schools were closed throughout the region on Tuesday, and, in Palm Beach County, on Wednesday, as well.
There are a variety of factors that local leaders consider before closing schools and reopening them.
WLRN education reporter Jessica Bakeman discussed that decision making process with Broward County superintendent Robert Runcie. Here’s an excerpt of their conversation: