Broward and Miami-Dade schools, Archdiocese of Miami Catholic Schools closed Thursday and Friday

MIAMI (WSVN) - With impending hurricane Matthew expected to affect South Florida, Broward County and Miami-Dade schools will be closed on Thursday and Friday.

While schools will be open on Wednesday, there will be early release times for students from Miami-Dade Public Schools.

On Wednesday, Miami-Dade Public School elementary students will be released from school at 1:50 p.m., middle school students will be released at 3 p.m., and high school students will be released at 2:30 p.m.

All faculty and staff are expected to comply with these dismissal times in order to have all schools in Miami-Dade County closed by 6 p.m., Wednesday.

Miami-Dade County Public Schools and Broward County Public Schools announced that night adult education classes, activities, and athletic programs for Wednesday are cancelled.

Privately-run after school care will remain open until 6 p.m, Wednesday, in Miami-Dade County.

All Archdiocese of Miami Catholic schools in Miami-Dade and Broward counties will be closed on Thursday and Friday, as well. Their after school and CCD classes and programs will be canceled starting Wednesday.

For a full list of closures in Miami-Dade and Broward Counties, click here.

Carvalho added that inspectors have been deployed to Miami-Dade schools to ensure buildings are ready to brace for Hurricane Matthew’s wind and rain. “Obviously, this is a serious threat,” he said. “Now is the time to prepare, and that’s what we’re doing across our school system in Miami-Dade.

Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel said they’re also prepared. “It’s times like this, at the Broward Sheriff’s Office, that we pray for the best and prepare for the worst,” said Israel.

Related: Officials advise Miami-Dade to prepare for Hurricane Matthew

He added that all Broward County law enforcement has been in constant communication with each other, and that they have reviewed disaster procedures.

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