Should Schools Be in Session Tuesday?
Attleboro's public schools are scheduled to be in session Tuesday. Some people disagree with this decision.
Attleboro residents with children in the local public school system received an automated phone call Monday evening from Superintendent Pia Durkin stating schools are scheduled to be open Tuesday. If it is later determined they should not open, parents will receive another call early Tuesday morning.
Several people have blasted the decision on Attleboro Patch's Facebook page, especially because there are a reported 1,500 National Grid customers without power, and the number is expected to grow.
"It is RIDICULOUS," wrote Ana Luis. "Really school opened? Seekonk & Cumberland are closed tomorrow, yet Attleboro thinks its a good idea to send kids to school with power lines and trees down. I think the mayor and Superintendent Pia Durkin need to rethink this."
Not everybody disagreed with the decision.
"The storm was nowhere near as bad as Irene," wrote Tina Ristaino Schwab. "By tomorrow this will be a memory. Why keep the kids home for no reason? They get out late enough in the year as it is."
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