Broward County, Florida – In light of the recent historic rainfall that led to the closure of campuses in Broward County, the public school system announced on Wednesday that the calendar has been amended to accommodate for the loss of instructional time.
The last day of school, originally scheduled as an early release day, will now provide a full day of instruction, as approved by the Broward school board. The decision for June 8 stems from the necessary adjustment caused by the substantial weather event, which occurred late in the academic year, leaving the District with minimal options to recuperate lost teaching hours.
The deluge on April 12 led to significant flooding across large areas of the county, forcing the closure of Broward public schools and the cancellation of nearly all school-related activities. The downpour also led to the temporary closure of the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport and inflicted damage on several residences. Reports indicated that the storm, at its peak, unleashed over 20 inches of rainfall across Broward.
In addition to the disruption of school activities, the torrential rains wreaked havoc on several school campuses, resulting in damages estimated at no less than $2 million, according to officials.