Superintendent: Snow Day ‘Likely’ Thursday; Decision To Be Made Today

UPDATED: Framingham Public Schools called a snow day just before 3:30 p.m. This report was published at 1:50 p.m.

Framingham State, Framingham Public Schools, McAuliffe Charter, Keefe Tech, and Marian High will have no school on Thursday.

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FRAMINGHAM – Acting Superintendent of Schools Ed Gotgart said students and staff will “likely” see their first snow day of the 2016-17 school year on Thursday.

Gotgart said the school system’s director of transportation was meeting with Framingham Police and Framingham DPW leaders this afternoon to discuss the storm.

“Based on what we known about this storm, and the timing of this storm” it is a “strong possibility” there will be no school, said Gotgart.

The National Weather Service declared a winter advisory on Tuesday for Thursday’s storm, which is expected to start around 6 a.m. and will last through dinner time on Thursday. Wether forecasters are predicting at least 6 inches of snow and possibly a foot of snow.

“It doesn’t look good (for school), from all the weather reports,” said Gotgart.

Framingham Highway Director Danny Nau said Tuesday night based on the timing of the storm, he would recommend schools not call an early release.  Gotgart said he agreed. The timing of the storm would not be good for an early release, said Gotgart.

Gotgart said the decision on a “snow day” would come today, Feb. 8, for parents, staff, and students, and not Thursday morning.

 

 

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