Area public school districts that transport students in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia will soon be altering plans for next year, when the students are transitioned to new schools, because of the just-announced closings and mergers.
The recommendation to close or consolidate several Catholic Schools was on the minds of many parishioners during Sunday mass.
Students huddled and hugged, some cried, outside West Catholic High School, upon news the school is on the closing list.
The district had only two snow days built into its calendar for the 2010-2011 school year. Schools were closed for four days this academic year.
Many areas of the Delaware Valley were very, very slippery early this morning . Sidewalks, parking lots, driveways, and steps were often a sheet of ice, making walking and driving hazardous.
The snow is not only difficult to trudge through, it also makes life difficult for parents who need to find activities for their kids who have off from school.
Philadelphia public and archdiocesan schools will be closed Friday, January 28th because many Philadelphia streets remain impassable.
Hatboro-Horsham School District superintendent Curtis Griffin says the decision to keep schools open — or not — during winter weather is more complex than one might perceive it to be.
Commuters around region are advised to allow extra time to get to work because of a winter storm that brought snow, ice and rain overnight.
Record rainfall flooded roads, stranded motorists and residents, prompted water rescues around the region and claimed the life of a woman in Collegeville.