Schools in Milford will remain closed for the remainder of this week, largely because the amount of snow still on the ground makes it difficult to travel the roads.
In a message sent to parents, school staff and employees, Superintendent of Schools Elizabeth Feser said classes would resume on Tuesday, Feb. 19.
“As much as we want to get the children back into school and return to some normalcy, getting them there safely is our priority,” Feser said.
“Our schools are ready to receive the students, but there remain many roads that the busses are not able to navigate. Moreover, there are countless streets wherein homeowners have not yet cleared their sidewalks making it impossible for walkers to walk safely to school.”
“We are also concerned about mounds of snow that block students’ visibility crossing streets, and block drivers from seeing students,” Feser continued. “The safety of our walkers and of students riding our busses is the major factors in my decision to remain closed.”
Earlier this week, Feser announced the cancellation of February vacation which was to take place next week. Schools, however, will still be closed on Monday, Feb. 18 in observance of Presidents Day.
Feser also announced that to make up for the lost school days, two more days of April vacation have been canceled. For the April vacation, school will now be open on Tuesday, April 16 through Friday, April 19.