Catholic school students across South Florida will get some extra time off Monday to be a part of the solar eclipse.
The Archdiocese of Miami says catholic schools in Broward and Miami-Dade counties will be dismissed at 11:30 a.m. Monday. Palm Beach County and Treasure Coast catholic schools will be closed the entire day, according to the Dioceses of Palm Beach.
The eclipse is scheduled to take place between 1:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. throughout the United States. It’s the first in the United States since 1979.
Palm Beach County public schools will allow students watch it at school as long as they wear special glasses to avoid damage to the eyes.
A spokeswoman for Broward County public schools could not say if there were schedule changes related to the eclipse.
Monday is the first day of school for Broward public school students.