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Some Broward County schools transition to online learning after Eta causes flooding, power issues

BROWARD COUNTY, Fla. – A total of 23 public schools in Broward County transitioned to online learning Tuesday due to flooding and power issues left behind by Tropical Storm Eta.

The decision came after school district officials assessed the 230 school campuses.

Sky 10 flew over Apollo Middle School in Hollywood Tuesday morning, which was one of the schools affected by flooding.

“I thought it was a good choice that they did that because we’re able to do it. And I think they should have called it last night instead of waiting early this morning, (causing) frustration for the parents, the students, especially, our special needs population that are not, they don’t do well with last minute change,” Broward Teachers Union President Anna Fusco said.

School buses make their way through a flooded parking lot Tuesday morning in Fort Lauderdale.
School buses make their way through a flooded parking lot Tuesday morning in Fort Lauderdale. (WPLG)

Some parents whose children attend Fox Trail Elementary and Indian Ridge Middle School in Davie told Local 10 News they were informed about the transition last minute Tuesday morning.

Broward County Public Schools officials said families at all impacted schools have been notified, most of whom were notified on Monday. School officials, however, admitted that some parents were notified as late as Tuesday morning, forcing them to look for last-minute child care.

“(Teachers are) frustrated, concerned that there’s such minimal consideration, that there’s such (a) lack of communication. They really, you know, want to be in the know and just understand what exactly is happening,” Fusco said.

Below is a list of all Broward County public schools that are only doing online learning on Tuesday and the rationale for each campus closing:


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