Arlington Catholic, St. Agnes, Lesley Ellis and New Covenant all closed their doors Friday, but the Arlington Public Schools held regular hours. Was there too much snow for school, or is this much ado about nothing?
Arlington Catholic, St. Agnes, Lesley Ellis and New Covenant all canceled classes Friday, but the Arlington Public Schools? They were open on time. Was this the right call, or was there too much snow for school today? Should there have been a delay or a snow day? Share your stories of trying to get your kids to school in the comments section below. Something to consider: The last day of school is currently Thursday, June 27, in Arlington, meaning that if the district closed today and then had just one more snow day, it would have had to cut into Good Friday, a weekend or April vacation.
As it stands now, when will Arlington’s public school students start summer vacation?
The new last day of school for Arlington’s public school students is now Thursday, June 27 – yes, just one week before the Fourth of July. Arlington used two snow days for the recent blizzard and missed two more days during Hurricane Sandy. The district now has one scheduled snow day left. Superintendent Kathleen Bodie said Thursday that she plans to survey employees about possible contingency plans – such as a half day on Good Friday (Friday, Marcy 29) or using a Saturday or April vacation day.
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 …