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Are schools canceled for Hurricane Dorian? Find out from districts, colleges

Hurricane Dorian could be Category 4, hit Florida on Labor Day weekend

Dorian was expected to become a major hurricane on August 30, before making its way to Florida on Labor Day weekend. A hurricane watch was issued for the Bahamas.
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Dorian was expected to become a major hurricane on August 30, before making its way to Florida on Labor Day weekend. A hurricane watch was issued for the Bahamas.

Sorry, kids: Hurricane Dorian is bringing rain and wind but not a four-day holiday weekend.

Public schools in Miami-Dade and Broward counties will be open Friday, Aug. 30. Miami-Dade Superintendent Alberto Carvalho said schools will be operating normally and buses will be on their regular schedules, however night school is canceled beyond 6 p.m. A few athletic games will still go on as scheduled.

Schools in Broward County will also operate on normal schedules and after-school activities on Friday will continue to go on as planned. All student activities, including athletic games, practices and clubs, as well as professional development activities for staff are canceled from Sunday to Monday.

There is no school on Monday for Labor Day.

Florida International University canceled classes at all campuses and online on Friday, Aug. 30 and Saturday, Aug. 31. Libraries, cafeterias and most other campus operations will remain open during regular hours. The school also announced all vehicles must be off the rooftops by 11 p.m. on Friday.

Miami Dade College classes and schedules are also operating normally.

The University of Miami has canceled classes at the Coral Gables, marine and medical campuses beginning at noon Friday through Tuesday. Classes are expected to resume Wednesday, Sept. 4.

Barry University campuses in Miami Shores and the Andreas School of Law in Orlando, as well as all other sites throughout Florida, will close at 5 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 30, until further notice. Sites in Nassau and Freeport, Bahamas, are closed until further notice.

Florida Atlantic University campuses will remain open for the remainder of Friday but will be closed Saturday, Aug. 31, through Monday, Sept. 2. A decision about classes and operations for Tuesday, Sept. 3, will be made as information becomes available. In addition, all events scheduled to take place on any FAU campus from 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 31, through Monday, Sept. 2, are canceled.

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