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MCPS Schools Closed for the Remainder of the Week (Feb. 10-12)

February 9, 2010

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) are closed Wednesday, February 10, Thursday, February 11 and Friday February 12, due to emergency weather conditions. All school activities and community activities in school buildings are canceled. A decision about administrative offices will be made at a later time.

MCPS Superintendent Jerry D. Weast released the following statement:

"We take very seriously the decision to close schools for the rest of the week, but given the circumstances we felt this was in the best interest of our students and employees. Montgomery County and MCPS staff have been working around the clock to clear the roads and school parking lots, but given the sheer amount of snow we received over the weekend, this is taking longer than we had hoped. Given the forecast for another serious snow storm, it does not seem possible that we will be able to clear the roads, parking lots and sidewalks in time to resume school this week. With a day off Monday for Presidents' Day, we are very hopeful that we will be in good condition to resume school on Tuesday, February 16.

We encourage all Montgomery County residents to make sure their sidewalks are cleared as quickly as possible so that when school does resume, our walkers will have a safe passage to school and our riders will have a safe place to wait for the school bus.

Thank you for your understanding during this unprecedented weather event. We look forward to having our students and staff safely back in schools as quickly as possible."

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