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Waltham Public Schools Will Open Tuesday

After two days off, Waltham Public Schools will reopen on Tuesday, Feb. 12.

All Waltham Public Schools will reopen at their regular time on Tuesday, Feb. 12, according to Mayor Jeanette McCarthy. 

The district was closed on Monday, Feb. 11 and Friday, Feb. 8. due to the snowstorm. 

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Cheryl Stascavage February 11, 2013 at 10:14 PM
Well maybe the mayor and superintendent should come stand with some of these kids at their bus stops like School and Bacon Sts
Dorothea LeBrun Wheeler February 11, 2013 at 10:32 PM
Or figure out how these kids are supposed to get to their bus stops without having to walk down the middle of River Street and not get hit by a car.
Silence Dogood February 11, 2013 at 10:55 PM
Waltham has done a terrible job responding to this snow emergency compared to its surrounding cities. It is truly atrocious
Be D February 11, 2013 at 11:15 PM
The safety of our children is obviously not a priority....
Kristin Perez February 11, 2013 at 11:16 PM
Caughey and Bacon Streets are not ready for buses or walkers, and the elementary students only have an early release day anyway!
Melinda Delarosa February 11, 2013 at 11:55 PM
I agree! My Lil one has to walk to & from Plympton and we live on Bacon. Where does she walk in the street?? Then I have to sit at work and pray that she gets to school then home safely and dry!!!!
FSG February 12, 2013 at 12:10 AM
Watertown public schools are getting a two hour delay tomorrow morning while Waltham public schools are getting NOTHING. There are so many sidewalks that still need to be plowed! What are children supposed to do? Walk in the streets (which will be icy tomorrow morning)? This is absolutely ridiculous. Accidents are bound to happen.
Cairo kid February 12, 2013 at 12:24 AM
When I went to Waltham schools, I walked barefoot on snow days to school! WITHOUT a cell fone, I pad, Back pack, North Face attire, Nike sneakers, CAT boots Dunkin Donuts and NO MacDonald's!
FSG February 12, 2013 at 12:29 AM
And how many cars were on the road when you went to Waltham schools?
Dorothea LeBrun Wheeler February 12, 2013 at 01:17 AM
My husband walk the route my son would have to walk tomorrow and refuses to send him. When I call him in, I will tell them exactly why he will not be there.
Maddie Chambers February 12, 2013 at 01:29 AM
I understand there is a process that must be carried out before a cancellation of school is made and the fact that it went through all personnel that it must, (including police, fire, etc.), and it wasn't called off is outrageous. The sidewalks are not plowed, forcing students to walk in the streets which are covered in snow and ice. The snow drifts and mounds at the corner of streets not only make it likely for a car accident to happen, but for a child to be hit when walking. These conditions are hardly ideal for a school day. I understand that these days must be made up, but as of now the schools have wiggle room since they started before Labor Day and seriously safety is the first priority. These people need to reconsider their decision because the city just is not in the necessary shape for school tomorrow.
justabreezer February 12, 2013 at 01:53 AM
Just look at the message currently at the top of the Waltham Public Schools website. They know they aren't ready to open the schools tomorrow: "There is school tomorrow in Waltham. Please be patient with transportation as the schedule may be impacted because of the snow. As always, exercise caution driving and walking to school."
mac23 February 12, 2013 at 02:25 AM
even crazier -- the elementary schools have early dismissal tomorrow. so what's the rush to get them opened in time for a half day?
mac23 February 12, 2013 at 10:50 AM
They decided to close today after all. Got the robo-call from the superintendent around 5:30 this morning.
daniel powers February 12, 2013 at 02:54 PM
i got it as well last night i was excited to go to school untill i woke up and saw waltham public closed

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