A Message from Superintendent Jack R. Smith Regarding Today's School Closure
Dear MCPS Community,
I am writing to share the circumstances that caused us to close schools for students after initially announcing a two-hour delay this morning. Typically, we are able to make a decision about school closure by 5:00 a.m. Occasionally, we announce a two-hour delay by 5:00 a.m. with a note that we are still assessing weather conditions to determine if a closure is warranted. Updates with any changes to a decision are usually communicated by 7:00 a.m. Today, we did not do that, as all weather forecasts pointed to snow tapering off early in the day with little snow accumulation. Most school districts in the region, including MCPS, therefore announced a two-hour delay.
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