MIAMI – Miami-Dade and Broward County schools say they will remain open Wednesday as Hurricane Matthew approaches South Florida.
Broward County has canceled classes on Thursday and Friday.
However, both school systems have called off all after-school activities on Wednesday.
Miami-Dade will make a decision on Thursday classes in the next 24 hours.
Officials are keeping an eye on the storm and how it may affect classes later this week.
"Should the winds pick up and exceed the speeds of 39 mph, then our school busses cannot operate and that will shut down the school system," said Miami-Dade County School Superintendent Alberto Carvalho.
Carvalho said after-care programs will continue Wednesday, but parents are asked to pick up their children no later than 6 p.m.
Broward Schools are monitoring Matthew and will make a final determination on Wednesday's schedule later on Tuesday.
Broward said that all sports and extracurricular activities will go on as planned Tuesday.
"The safety of our students and our employees is absolutely our top priority," Broward Schools Superintendent Robert Runcie said at a Broward County press conference. "We want to make sure they're in a safe position as we move through this process."
Palm Beach County schools will be closed Thursday and Friday.
After-school activities are been canceled in Palm Beach County beginning Wednesday.
All local colleges and universities are currently under normal operations.
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