Cranston Superintendent Judith Lundsten said after careful consideration, she has decided to close Cranston Public Schools tomorrow, Tuesday, as the city bids farewell to Hurricane (now a post-tropical cyclone) Sandy and begins cleaning up.
Custodians and administrators should expect to report to work.
In a telephone interview shortly before making her decision, Lundsten had still not yet decided if she would order schools shut. She said she had been monitoring the situation with the storm all day and was receiving "conflicting information."
Her priority is ensuring the school community remains safe, she said, and is aware that people are anxious to know school would be in session.
Parents anxious about their day care and work plans for Tuesday eagerly awaited word throughout the day today. Many local school districts announced that schools would be cancelled tomorrow early in the day. But Cranston officials waited much longer.
The wait was apparently excruciating for many Cranston teens. The subject has dominated the search term "Cranston" on Twitter all day (as long as you make sure to filter out "Bryan," unless you want endless chatter about the hit TV series Breaking Bad.)
As the city's youth collectively sighs a relief for not starting their homework assignments tonight, parents are now in charge of finding accomodations for their children if they have to leave for work tomorrow.