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Peabody Schools Closed Monday, Expecting Sandy

Public schools in Peabody will be closed on Monday because of Hurricane Sandy.

The Peabody School Department announced Sunday afternoon that all public schools will be closed on Monday due to the expected arrival of Hurricane Sandy.

The message was sent out citywide via ConnectEd and Nixle at about 1:45 p.m.

Bishop Fenwick High School also announced Sunday afternoon that it will be closed on Monday and St. John the Baptist School made an announcement Sunday evening. In addition to no school Monday, all afternoon and evening activities are also cancelled at St. John's.

By Sunday night, most school districts around the Boston area made the decision to close on Monday due to the impending hurricane.

Roy Winthrop October 28, 2012 at 11:17 PM
more like "Peabody Schools Closed Monday, expecting rain and wind"
Carl E. October 28, 2012 at 11:36 PM
Because rain and wind have never been a problem in Peabody, right Roy? How are kids living downtown supposed to get to school...canoe? If you've lived here any amount of time you know that it doesn't take much rain to create a mess in this city. Closing school was the right move...if we had waited "to see what happens" the kids would go to school, only to get released early anyways. We have to think of the little kids who may be walking home...not to mention the schools are also emergency shelters for the people who get flooded out of their homes. Congrats to Peabody for being proactive instead of reactive. Unfortunately the mayor appears to be more concerned about creating "more traffic" downtown than fixing the flooding problem. Genius.
Debra Mitchell October 29, 2012 at 10:59 PM
How about tomorrow? Tuesday?
Carl E October 29, 2012 at 11:24 PM
I second that....any word on Tuesday yet?
John Castelluccio October 29, 2012 at 11:25 PM
Debra, no word yet on whether school will be canceled tomorrow. if there is an announcement, we'll be sure to share it ASAP.

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