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Cranston Schools Closed Tomorrow

Cranston joined numerous other Rhode Island communities by closing its schools tomorrow (Tuesday). Custodians, administrators to report.

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.

Suzanne Arena October 30, 2012 at 12:58 AM
We all need a day off to go swimming once in a while - LOL!
Joe Jones October 30, 2012 at 10:43 AM
Doubt it...the roads are fine why the closing?
Daniela Hazard October 30, 2012 at 11:28 AM
Very good choice. We need to think about the safety of our children and staff. Not everyone lives in Cranston and many have lost power. Also, school buses should be checked for safety ...were those wheels half submerged in water? If the parents want their children in school they should be concerned about their safety and make sure that faculty and staff can get to their schools!
Steven r October 30, 2012 at 11:47 AM
Anyone still walk to school, anymore?
Joe Jones October 30, 2012 at 07:18 PM
Daniela good point my error....Steven R not many...

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