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Schools ...Out ...for...Sandy!

Weather reports for a hurricane led to the closings of Monroe's schools on Monday and Tuesday.

A forecast of high winds and rain from Hurricane Sandy has already led to school closings in Monroe. Central Office sent the following release out to parents Sunday morning:

"In anticipation of Storm Sandy, the Monroe Public Schools will be closed on Monday and Tuesday, October 29th and 30th.  Another message will be sent on Tuesday afternoon to update families on any further developments. Thank you and stay safe."

monroe resident October 28, 2012 at 05:10 PM
WOW JUST WOW closed schools even before the storm is near or complete knowledge of where it's going. the pussification of our children
Walt October 28, 2012 at 05:32 PM
Let's see if your opinion changes on tuesday
Steve Kirsch October 28, 2012 at 06:08 PM
Monroe resident, so when would you like them to decide? Or how bad does it have to get before you would make the call?
Donna Gail October 28, 2012 at 06:17 PM
um, NYC schools are closed Monday, many colleges are closed - are they all pussified too? You're just SO tough aren't you. I know it could end up being a joke if it putters out, but why take the risk?
Darlene October 28, 2012 at 07:21 PM
WOW JUST WOW, Monroe Resident, do you even watch the news or weather reports? I agree, sometimes schools jumpt the gun and close before they might need to, but in this instance it is totally warranted. And last time I looked there were 192 closings on WTNH already, so we're not alone. This storm is coming and the best we can do is be prepared.
Wolfe October 28, 2012 at 09:25 PM
I'll tell you what, Monroe Resident. Why don't you take a cooler of food, water and beer and spend the next 48 hours STANDING in fireman's field?? Pack up and go right now. E-mail the editor of Patch and the Connecticut Post to show them what a "trifle" this storm will really be. YOU won't need a tent or an umbrella---you're a Monroe Resident, after all!! So, get out there----NOW!!! Then come back and tell us how schools didn't need to be closed.
monroe resident October 29, 2012 at 08:14 PM
Well its 4pm and all the schools would have been out by now. Thank god no issues or casualies, A whole school day lost needlessly, I'm sure monroe's municipality are enjoying the day off with pay! @ home having hot chocolate catching up on their pension plan statement's counting the days till retirement. Oh by the way I was @ the cemetery instead of firemans field flying a kite you should try it. It was alot of fun
Darlene October 29, 2012 at 08:29 PM
Are you serious? You would have sent your kids out to school in this weather? The Town asked everyone to stay off the roads, but it would be ok for a school bus to be out there?? No issues? Do you read the news, many don't have power already and there are trees/wires down in various spots as well. My friends road is totally blocked by a tree/wires right now. I sure hope you don't have children.
kaz pizazz October 30, 2012 at 01:59 AM
I agree with Monroe resident. Although it is bad out now, there is no reason kids could not have gone to school this morn and gotten out early (by noon). I was out. They really close for anything. In the past 50s, 60s, hurricanes happened twice a year, and people went to work/school. I do understand that schools will be closed with power outages, but they really make people worry and go crazy.
kaz pizazz October 30, 2012 at 02:01 AM
the storm could have turned and it could have been beautiful on Mon and Tues, and I think this is why Monroe resident is complaining

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