Should Arlington Schools Be Open Today?
They are, but was it the right call? Let us know by posting a comment below.
Arlington Superintendent Kathleen Bodie decided to have the town’s public school students return to school today, after giving them Friday and Monday off due to the blizzard.
Students will be dismissed at 1 p.m. today but this is due to today being a previously scheduled early dismissal day.
We want to know: Do you agree with the superintendent’s decision to reopen schools today? Let us know by posting a comment below.
Some things to consider:
The district closed schools Monday because clearing needed to be done in front of and around schools and walking routes to school were deemed unsafe, according to Town Manager Adam Chapdelaine. The town’s leaders were especially concerned about high snow banks near crosswalks.
The last day of school is now Thursday, June 27, meaning that if the district closed today and then had just one more snow day, the last day of school would have been Monday, July 1, or the district would have had to cut into a weekend or April vacation. In addition to this past Friday and Monday, the district closed twice during Hurricane Sandy.
The East Arlington parking is still in effect through at least today.
Today should be sunny with a high near 45, according to the National Weather Service.