Power failure prompts closure of three Springfield Public Schools

Hampden County

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Three Springfield Public Schools will be closed on Thursday until further notice due to power issues, officials announced Wednesday night. 

According to public schools spokesperson Azell Cavaan, a power failure at the High School of Commerce, the Honors Academy at Commerce, and Emergence Academy prompted the closures. All three schools are housed at the High School of Commerce.

“The schools will reach out to families with further information as it becomes available,” Cavaan said. 

Public school students were welcomed back into classrooms on Monday for a new academic year. Cavaan did not say when the power issues will be fixed or when the schools would reopen. All other public schools will be in session.

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