Attleboro Public Schools to Remain Closed Tuesday

Mayor Kevin Dumas says opening the schools would be a public safety hazard.

Attleboro public school students will have another day off Tuesday. The district will remain closed "to allow for snow removal," according to the website.

"It has been declared a public safety issue for students to walk to school due to the large amount of snow at intersections," said Attleboro Mayor Kevin Dumas, according to a press release. "The city will continue to perform the required work to clear sidewalks and lower snow piles appropriately."

He continued, "Our students' safety is paramount and should be everyone's priority. These are the reasons for the closure at this time. I ask for your continued patience during the proper clean-up of Blizzard Nemo."

Local students have not been to class since Thursday and they have next week off for February break.

Tonight's school committee meeting has also been canceled.

Kate February 12, 2013 at 07:41 PM
Well done, SD.
Jerry Chase February 12, 2013 at 08:34 PM
The current administration WILL win in the one department they really care about: getting re-elected. Everything is secondary to that, in THEIR 'value systems'.
lucy tucker February 12, 2013 at 09:12 PM
I was just wondering, why is it that the people of Alltleboro do not shovel the sidewalks in front of their homes??? In R.I. you are fined by the day..If everyone banned together and got of their lazy behinds then the sidewalks would be cleared for these kids...I don't know i am so fed up...no school no school and now a 2hr delay on Wed...oh yeah alot will get done in those 2hrs that didn't get done in 4 days...WHAT????
Reason February 12, 2013 at 09:51 PM
The ordinance requiring removal of snow was removed in 1999 (11-10). For better or worse ordinance 11-12 banning swimming in the nude in public is still on the books. http://www.cityofattleboro.us/pdf/obook.pdf
Jerry Chase February 13, 2013 at 01:15 AM
I am not in the habit of taking credit for something political; but the City's computer person did agree that since the City Charter was available on its website, then the Book of Revised Ordinances should be, too. Frankly, I was surprised that it wasn't "yanked", given the attitude(s) and practice(s) of a few local elected political leaders, who, in the past, routinely flouted or ignored City ordinances and/or state law which applied to local governing. "We can't have the masses knowing the Rules now, can we?" It doesn't seem to matter because there is no legal authority with sufficient interest and jurisdiction to enforce certain laws. Thus, if some laws are ignored, it promotes contempt of the law as a whole and encourages anarchy. I say that if some laws for the City are violated, and they have been, then we are not a municipality governed by law. Thus we have tyranny. Wasn't that the lesson of Watergate?


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