Storm Poses Tough Choices For School Districts

WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) – Officials in the handful of Connecticut schools still closed after last month’s snowstorm are hoping power is restored quickly enough to resume classes Wednesday.

Simsbury, Farmington, Avon, West Hartford and a few other districts remained closed Tuesday for their seventh day as utility crews worked to restore electricity after the late October storm that battered the region.

Some districts have adjusted their calendars to turn half-day sessions later this year into full days, and might trim vacations to recoup some lost days.

Connecticut schools must hold at least 180 days of classes yearly, and must close by June 30.

Some other Connecticut districts also had no classes Tuesday so their schools could be used as Election Day polling places, but already built that time into their schedules before the storm.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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