Schools Closed Tuesday & Wednesday

Monday Hurricane Dorian Update: Schools Closed Tuesday & Wednesday
Posted on 09/02/2019
Tracking Hurricane Dorian

Because of the dramatically slowed movement of Hurricane Dorian, Superintendent Donald Fennoy has extended the closure of District offices and schools through Wednesday.

Nine general population, school-based, shelters, a special needs shelter and a pet- friendly shelter remain open in Palm Beach County, and space remains available.


The nine general population shelters are:

Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Elem. School, 

Independence Middle School

Lakeshore Middle School

Pahokee Middle School

Palm Beach Gardens High School

Palm Beach Central High School

Park Vista High School

Forest Hill High School 

Atlantic Community High School 

The special needs shelter at the South Florida Fairgrounds and the pet-friendly shelter at West Boynton Recreation Center are also open. Click here for more shelter information.


If you choose to go to a hurricane shelter, please bring the following:

  • 3 day supply of water
  • 2 changes of comfortable clothes
  • Flashlight with extra batteries
  • Cell phone and a battery-operated charger
  • Medications and prescriptions
  • Snacks/Special diet foods
  • Cash
  • Photocopies of valuable documents
  • Games, books and playing cards for entertainment during your stay
  • Space is limited, so please pack accordingly
  • Weapons are prohibited in shelters

Stay safe ..  and stay informed by visiting the School District’s Hurricane update page at:

The School District of Palm Beach County