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Morris School District to Remain Closed Monday

Several schools still do not have power.

Students in the Morris School District will get at least one more day off on Monday.

The district waited until late Sunday afternoon to announce that all district schools would remain closed on Monday, Nov. 5., "due to continued road closures and power outages throughout the community," according to the Morris School District website.

According to the Morris School District calendar, students were expected to have four-hour, 20 minute sessions Monday and Wednesday this week for "conferences." But, during a Board of Education meeting on Thursday, it was decided that schools would be open full days all week if hurricane-related issues were not still keeping buildings from opening. School was scheduled to be closed Tuesday for "staff development" and Thursday and Friday for the annual NJEA Convention in Atlantic City, which has been cancelled as a result of Hurricane Sandy.

Correction: A previous version of this story indicated no decision had yet been made regarding whether or not to open schools this week when originally scheduled to be closed.

Debra Gottsleben November 04, 2012 at 11:39 PM
If we are able to go to school Tues, Wed. Thurs. and Friday would all be full days. They made a change to the schedule at the last board meeting.
Al Wright November 04, 2012 at 11:46 PM
Does anyone know if a tree seperates the power line(s) from your house, that YOU are responsible for getting an electrician to recconect the line as JCP&L will not do it? Someone just told me this a few minutes ago. Urgently need to know this, as I have been waiting for power from JCP&L. Didn't know I need to contact an electrician!
Martin Fetherston November 05, 2012 at 01:50 AM
Yes, you need to contact the electrician yourself. Found that out the hard way after the snowstorm last year.
Al Wright November 05, 2012 at 02:07 AM
Thanks!
Kim November 05, 2012 at 04:36 AM
My kids are happy right now but we are so early in the year and haven't had snow problems yet. Not good. Anyone remember how many snow days are allotted each year in our district?
Bonnie Arnold Haynes November 05, 2012 at 04:36 AM
Does this mean that John Fugger is not given his right to a hearing in thirty days And stays suspended without pay for weather related reasons? Some free coronas Might be nice.
Bonnie Arnold Haynes November 05, 2012 at 04:41 AM
And about srd, how bout we put the money into our old and sagging infrastructure. And how did so many Texans get involved? My husband was a Texan and we spent lots of time there. But truth is, they don't have building codes much down there and what they do have, well nobody paysmuch attention anyway, at least where we were ..... which was Dallas.
Bonnie Arnold Haynes November 05, 2012 at 04:42 AM
Which doesn't mean they aren't really nice people.
John Dunphy November 05, 2012 at 01:34 PM
Apologies! That has been added to the story, thanks, Deb.

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