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Area schools cope with unprecedented closures


'We've never had so many days off this early in the year'



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November 06, 2011
More than eight weeks before winter even officially begins, local schools are already using up snow days.

The aftermath of the historic pre-Halloween snowstorm, dubbed Winter Storm Alfred, left Southbridge School District officials with no choice but to cancel school Monday Oct. 31 and Tuesday, Nov. 1, as they, like most area residents, lost power and were thrust into darkness.

Dudley-Charlton Regional Schools and Bay Path Regional Vocational Technical High School were forced to push cancellations into Wednesday, Nov. 2, as they were still without power mid-week.

It was an extra short week for Southbridge students, who also had Friday, Nov. 4 for a professional development day. This comes right before another shortened school week, as all students will have Friday Nov. 11 off in honor of Veterans Day.

For more on this story, please see tomorrow's Southbridge Evening News.

Janines Frostee
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