Start of Marlborough schools delayed to Sept. 6
“I have been in regular communications with Marlborough city staff, who are monitoring the after-storm damage and working to re-establish services as quickly as possible,” said Superintendent Anthony Pope. “Unfortunately, the power outages remain widespread and will take some time to fix – there still are a significant number of people in the city without power. Because of this, we are moving the start of school for students to Tuesday, Sept. 6.”
Staff will report for their opening day on Wednesday, Aug. 31. Thursday, Sept. 1, will be a second staff-only day. Friday Marlborough schools are closed, and Monday is the Labor Day holiday. Open Door days for Whitcomb Middle School and Jaworek, Kane and Richer elementary schools have been rescheduled for Thursday, Sept. 1. Whitcomb’s Open Door event will begin at 1:00 p.m., and the elementary schools’ Open Door events will be at 2:15 p.m.
“The circumstances of the past few days have been very unusual, and everyone’s safety has been and continues to be most important in our decision-making processes,” said Pope. “We believe that delaying the start of school a few days will give families more of a chance to recover from the storm and allow them to be better prepared to start the new school year.”
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