Classes to resume Monday in Palm Beach County public schools

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Palm Beach County’s public schools sustained minimal damage during Hurricane Matthew, and classes will resume at all schools on Monday.

The school district announced today that, as expected, all classes and school activities would resume on their normal schedules next week.

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District administrators have visited all the county’s public school facilities and say that they found no significant storm-related damage.

Some fallen trees were discovered, as were some wet ceiling tiles in school buildings with active roof leaks, school district spokeswoman Kathy Burstein said.

On Friday, three schools were without power, but electricity was expected to be restored over the weekend, she said.

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In a message to district employees, Superintendent Robert Avossa thanked administrators and other employees who worked to secure the schools and oversee campuses that were converted into hurricane shelters last week.

“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,” he wrote.

“The work did not stop for many when we dismissed on Wednesday and I am grateful for their grit during this time.”

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