Free Lance-Star reporter Amy Umble covers Stafford County schools and other education issues
Stafford schools closed again Tuesday
At its meeting Monday night, the Stafford County School Board decided to close school again today. Superintendent David Sawyer said earlier that "the probability is high we will have a two-hour delay." But the School Board told administrators to cancel Tuesday’s classes after hearing that some buses won’t be able to cover every stop due to the existing snow. Board members didn’t think they’d be able to give parents proper notice about the limited bus service, even with a delay. Students should expect to return to school on Wednesday.
The school system posted this notice at staffordschools.net:
When school resumes, standard school bus transportation in some neighborhoods may be impacted by the snow. Some buses will be unable to navigate their standard routes, particularly side streets and cul-de-sacs. It is important that parents/guardians inspect road and bus stop conditions. Children may need to catch the bus at a nearby street corner. All questions should be directed to the Department of Pupil Transportation at (540) 373-6095.