Framingham Public Schools will have a 2-hour delayed opening on Friday due to the high winds and artic cold temperatures.
The Christa McAuliffe Charter School also will have a 2-hour delayed opening.
Schools will open two hours late, but will end at their regular time.
According to the National Weather Service, the temperature between 6 a.m. and 9 a.m. on Friday is projected to be 4°f. Winds are also projected to be 10-15 mph
with gusts up to 25 mph. The resulting wind-chill will be between -10° and -18°. These are dangerously low temperatures and could result in frostbite within 10-30 minutes of exposure. Therefore, we will be delaying the opening of school on Friday by two hours.
That will allow temperatures to rise slightly and buses to be timely due to less traffic on the roadways at that time.
There are over 6,000 students who ride on Framingham Public School buses with the first bus stop at 6:30 a.m.
We appreciate this delay may create problems for some families; however, student safety is our first and most critical concern especially under conditions that are so potentially dangerous.
This delayed opening means your child needs to be at their bus stop two hours later than normal.