Sunday, February 10, 2013
As of 5:45 p.m. there has not been any word on school closings for Monday, but parents on Burlington Patch's Facebook page suggest they should close.
Should Burlington close school tomorrow? As of the posting of this article there has been no word from the Burlington School Department on whether there will be classes on Monday. The main roads are cleared and many of the secondary roads are reportedly mostly clear, though there are also reports that some areas of town still have some roads in need of a plow. The other concern is that the many sidewalks and bus stops have not been cleared, which could post dangers to students walking to school or waiting for the bus. As one reader posted to the Burlington Patch Facebook page: "Roads are good but sidewalks are not cleared. Hate to see kids walking to bus stops in the middle of Bedford and FW Roads in the morning ...hope they call off …
Thursday, February 7, 2013
Burlington Public Schools will be closed Friday, Feb. 8.
Good news for Burlington students. Assistant Superintendent Patrick Larkin has sent out the tweet they all wanted to hear. In anticipation of the big snow storm, which could become a blizzard, Burlington schools will be closed tomorrow, Feb. 8. "We are following @massgovernor's recommendation and canceling school tomorrow #bpschat spread the word!" Larkin tweeted. Have a fun and safe snow day.
Thursday, February 3, 2011
Superintendent Eric Conti begins his day early to determine whether school will be canceled
When the weather forecast promises snow, Burlington students go to bed hoping for a few extra hours of sleep. Superintendent Eric Conti, however, knows he’ll be getting less sleep than usual. While there are no strict guidelines about determining a snow day, there is a process that Conti follows every time. If the snow begins to fall late at night, as it has been for the past few storms, his day begins at 4am. One of his first calls is to John Sanchez, the Superintendent of the Department of Public Works. “He knows the condition of every road and sidewalk,” Conti said. Both the DPW and the bus company have been out on the roads if it has been snowing by this point. They’re aware of the conditions of the main roads, lots, and driving …