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Baltimore County Schools To Be Closed Monday

Sixty-five county schools remain without power, Superintendent Joseph Hairston told parents via a recorded message.

Summer break just got one day longer for students in Baltimore County.

Baltimore County Public Schools will be closed Monday as the region continues to , school officials announced Sunday.

In a recorded phone message to parents, Superintendent Joe Hairston said that between power outages and concerns for students' safety, closing schools was the only option. Monday was supposed to be the first day of school for students.

"Sixty-five schools are without power," Hairston said in the recorded message which went out to 105,000 students. "Many roads are blocked, there are fallen trees and traffic lights are out. Those reasons and student safety led us to close schools on Monday."

In a news release Hairston said he and his team work with county officials and will continue to monitor recovery efforts before making a determination when schools can reopen.

Tim August 29, 2011 at 04:38 PM
an additional day in the summer, here where so many BC schools continue to be without AC. Truth is, growing up we all went to school in less then desirable conditions. If this is part of the reason for no school on any given day, well that's just ridiculous. Until if and when our county's schools are all properly setup for summer school, the desire to keep pushing off education for the smallest reason is questionably thought out. It's not like our kids are going to absorb all of this learning from comfortable teachers when their classrooms are in the mid 80's all day.
Greg Stotler August 29, 2011 at 07:35 PM
All I know is that my neighborhood is clear and my son's school has power, I know because I called them and asked. I also think that its stupid to close schools that have ac when it gets too hot out. It all just shows a lack of planning and logistical forethought.
Local Girl August 29, 2011 at 07:59 PM
schools closed Tuesday
Tim August 29, 2011 at 08:02 PM
Agreed.
Penny Riordan August 29, 2011 at 11:38 PM
Hi Ann, we posted a story on that too a few minutes later: http://catonsville.patch.com/articles/schools-closed-again-tuesday-43-baltimore-county-schools-still-without-power

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