Downed trees, power lines from wind cause schools to close Tuesday in Granby

Hampshire County

Some schools had a delay Tuesday morning because of the wind damage, but one district made the decision to close for the day. 

Kids in Granby had the day off from school Tuesday following Monday’s wind storm.

Granby Public Schools Superintendent, Sheryl Stanton, made the call around 5:30 a.m. Tuesday morning that there would be no school.

Monday’s wind storm knocked down many trees and power lines in town, making it just too dangerous for kids to go to school. 

Although the wind didn’t cause any damage to the schools and the power was still on, the safest solution was to cancel school for the day. 

“National Grid had pulled their repair trucks off the roads because of the wind, so we got that early notice,” Stanton said. “And then about 5:30 the DPW called and they were also concerned so at that point we made the decision to cancel.”

Just because students had no school, doesn’t mean it was a day off from work. 

Students were assigned homework online, part of the schools Blizzard Bags program. This allows teachers to create lesson plans so students can work from home, which saves them from adding an extra day in the summer. 

There will be school Wednesday. 

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