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Palm Beach County schools to reopen Monday

Storm damage in Indian River County. Image Courtesy: Indian River County Sheriff.

Palm Beach County schools will be back open on Monday.

Everything will be normal, from schedules, bus routes to after-school activities.

The schools are safe for students and staff after being closed for two days. More than a dozen schools served as shelters to more than 6,000 people.

Superintendent Robert Avossa thanked everyone for the around-the-clock work to keep students safe before and after the storm.

"I applaud the 100 plus District employees that staffed these shelters before, during and after the storm,” Dr. Avossa said. “Thank you to the Principals and Assistant Principals of these schools for overseeing the logistics of the shelter set up, to the staff that rode the storm out with sheltered community members, to the food service personnel that delivered, prepared and fed all of the shelter occupants, and so many more who spent the last 48 hours working around the clock to serve their community and our District. The work did not stop for many when we dismissed on Wednesday and I am grateful for their grit during this time."

The district says parents should contact their child's schools if they're unable to return on Monday due to storm damage at home.

MARTIN COUNTY SCHOOLS

The Martin County School District says schools will reopen on Monday, with normal hours of operation for classes and extended day. The schools had minimal damage by Hurricane Matthew.

INDIAN RIVER COUNTY SCHOOLS

The Indian River County School District says schools will be open on Monday with normal hours of operation, including extended day.

ST. LUCIE COUNTY SCHOOLS

The St. Lucie County School District says its facilities sustained minimal damage with some power outages by Hurricane Matthew. Schools will be back to normal on Monday.

OKEECHOBEE COUNTY SCHOOLS

All schools will be open Monday in Okeechobee County.

The two shelters at South Elementary School and Osceola Middle School took in nearly 500 people during Hurricane Matthew.

"Our maintenance staff is awesome shuttering, sandbagging, and testing our generators and preparing our structures. Our food service department did a great job bagging ice, serving food and taking care of our staff and families throughout the storm," said the district.

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