STAMFORD, Conn. — Stamford kids will be staying home again Friday, as the public school day has once again been canceled, Superintendent Winifred Hamilton, said on Twitter.
“We were hoping for better results,” Hamilton said adding that seven schools do not have power, and many roads are still blocked by downed tree and power lines.
Stamford and Westhill high schools are also open for people in need of water, electricity, and shelter as well. Classes can take place while the school is being used as a shelter, but that's not an ideal situation, she said.
Depending on the progress made by Connecticut Light & Power and the city, the schools will have several buses go out and drive through the city on Saturday to see if it is safe for them to pick up children, Hamilton said. If not Saturday, they will do it Sunday if possible before deciding on Monday, she said.
“It’s too early to tell,” Hamilton said. The schools are considered priority locations for power restoration because they are polling locations for the locations on Nov. 6.
It is possible for the schools to open Monday if only one or two remain without power, depending on the size and locations of the powerless schools, Hamilton said. She said a similar decision was made several years ago when Scofield Magnet School had to be closed and the others were able to open.
“It’s never an easy decision to close schools,” Hamilton said during a Wednesday news conference.