Friday, December 1, 2017


It is that time of year again to start thinking about the inevitable delay or cancellation of school this winter.  With this in mind, I want to remind everyone that school delays and cancellations are a part of what we must deal with by living in this section of the country.  The decision to cancel or delay school is one that I take seriously as dangerous driving conditions are a constant issue for schools who transport students, especially in a school district spread over 150 square miles.  We often have rain, freezing rain, sleet and snow occurring simultaneously across the varying elevations within the five communities.  After consulting with local DPW's, a decision to cancel school usually takes place by 5:15 am in order to give the bus company time to reach out to their drivers and a SchoolMessenger call will be made soon thereafter.  A two-hour delay occurs during the same time frame.