Weston families are going to have to wait a little bit longer before their children go back to school. Superintendent Colleen Palmer announced this afternoon that school will be closed on Monday, Nov. 5. She said a decision will be made Sunday about whether or not to return next Tuesday.
In a message to parents, Dr. Palmer said the decision was made to close schools on Monday after she received information from town that there were a significant number of road blockages and that the majority of the town was still without power (77% out as of 4 p.m.).
While Tuesday was reserved for parent-teacher conferences, the will be rescheduled. Dr. Palmer said the prolonged absence from work has left inadequate time for the staff to prepare appropriately to meet with parents. If possible, she said, she would like to reserve Tuesday as a student day for school, returning them to classrooms.
On Sunday evening, the district will consult with town officials to evaluate the readiness of the roads to transport students on school buses. If the buses can safely travel on Tuesday, the plan is to re-open the schools. Due to the fact that Tuesday is also Election Day and the Weston Moiddle Schoolis the town’s polling place, adjustments may need to be made to the school schedule.
Dr. Palmer said if school opens on Tuesday there will be a detailed communication to families on Sunday evening regarding parking and student drop-off areas.