MIAMI (AP) – Miami-area students have returned to school amid ongoing Hurricane Irma cleanups.
Miami-Dade County Public Schools Superintendent Alberto Carvalho tweeted late Sunday that power and air conditioning had been restored to all schools. One middle school remained closed Monday for cleaning.
Early Monday, Carvalho tweeted that welcoming students back to class was “a step toward normalcy.”
Broward Schools Superintendent Robert Runcie told the Sun Sentinel that all students will be offered free breakfast and lunch for several weeks.
In the Florida Keys, Monroe County Schools Superintendent Mark Porter aims to have students back in class on Sept. 25.
Students in southwestern Florida also will miss another week of school. Collier County school district officials told the Naples Daily News on Friday that staff and school buildings were still struggling with power outages, sewage backups and repairs.
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