wplg logo

Miami-Dade County schools prepare for possible influx of students from Haiti and Cuba

Children wait to enter classrooms, Monday, Oct. 5, 2020, at the Carrie P. Meek/Westview K-8 Center in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
Children wait to enter classrooms, Monday, Oct. 5, 2020, at the Carrie P. Meek/Westview K-8 Center in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee) (Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved)

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – Miami-Dade County Schools is preparing for a surge in enrollment of foreign-born students next month, following political instability in Cuba and Haiti, according to a news release Tuesday.

The district said it would be reviewing COVID-19 conditions and protocols to accommodate and welcome the students into the school system, if necessary.

They also said staff would consult with local and federal officials, when it comes to funding to accommodate the possible increase of students in the classroom for the upcoming school year.

“This school district will continue its long-standing history of opening our arms to welcome, embrace, and educate all students.” said Schools Superintendent Alberto M. Carvalho.


About the Author:

Veronica Crespo writes for Local10.com and also oversees the Español section of the website. Born and raised in Miami, she graduated from the University of Miami, where she studied broadcast journalism and Spanish.