Warren Township Schools will be closed Friday for a 10th consecutove day, the district announced, Thursday.
The decision was made, in part, because of problems with power supplies that have not been consistent even when restored to some of the schools—Angelo L. Tomaso School, for example, had been slated for use as a warming center for township residents without power after service was restored, but the center was moved to Central School when power at ALT dropped off gain.
The district also noted some schools still have some safety issues with the school ground entrances.
"Although we had hoped to open with parent transportation only, we are unable to provide for safe arrival and dismissal, given the current configuration of our building entrances and exits," a message sent by the district said. "Additionally, we have faced some instability of power at certain schools. We appreciate your patience and understanding and look forward to a return to school on Monday."
Currently, Mt. Horeb School is the only school known to be without electrical service.
The township school board will discuss how to make up the missed days, possibly during Monday's meeting. Plans could include using all four of the snow days included in the schedule, as well as days at the beginning and end of the spring break. Other days will be needed in order for the district to schedule to 180 days required.
Watchung Hills Regional announced the school will open for classes tomorrow, with 40-minute classes set to begin at 7:30 a.m. The schedule for classes is:
- Period 1 7:30 – 8:15 (Includes 5 minutes for announcements)
- Period 2 8:20 – 9:00
- Period 3 9:05 – 9:45
- Period 4 9:50 – 10:30
- LUNCH 10:30 – 11:15 (NO LABS)
- Period 5 11:20 – 12:00
- Period 6 12:05 – 12:45
- Period 7 12:50 – 1:30
- Period 8 1:35 – 2:15