Miami-Dade Public Schools prepared for more Cuban students in wake of Castro’s death

MIAMI (WSVN) - Miami-Dade County Public Schools is preparing for an influx of students that may come to South Florida as a result of Fidel Castro’s death.

Superintendent Alberto Carvalho released a statement, saying they are prepared to accept both children and adults into the school system.

“The Cuban people have carried the pain and anguish of oppression for over five decades. Although their emotional scars will last a lifetime, may their wounded souls begin to heal knowing Fidel Castro’s passing brings us one step closer to achieving justice, freedom and democracy for Cuba and its people.

“Miami-Dade County Public Schools has a preparedness plan in place that contemplates a potential influx of child and adult learners. We are ready to work with state and federal entities to secure the appropriate and necessary support to deliver educational services to all who, in light of today’s development, may arrive in our community. Just as we did during the 1980 Mariel Boatlift and the 1994 Cuban rafter exodus, this school district will continue its long-standing history of opening our arms to welcome, embrace, and educate all students.”

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