Local Schools Have 2-Hour Delay Thursday

District trying to avoid fourth straight day off after October snowstorm.

The Washington Township School District and West Morris Central High School will operate on a 2-hour delay Thursday, Nov. 3, according to their respective websites, wtschools.org and wmchs.org.

The districts are avoiding closing for the fourth straight day after a foot of snow was dumped on Washington Township on Saturday, Oct. 29.

To see the schedule times for each school in the K-8 district, go here.

To see a list of road closures in town as of 4 p.m. Wednesday, .

lvresident November 02, 2011 at 10:56 PM
This is a very irresponsible decision as they are risking safety of children in order to avoid another snow day. There are streets with downed wires and Mr. Mohre seeems to feel that getting in school is more important than the safety of the residents of Long Valley.
Matt November 02, 2011 at 11:08 PM
What about the High School? What are they going to do when it is dark out at this time of the year(aroud 6:30a.m.) and there are still live wires laying on the ground.
Cathy November 02, 2011 at 11:09 PM
I agree with Tracy. The safety of our children should ve most important. If they feel the need for parents to accompany all children to their bus stops and have some stops changed, then maybe it's still too soon
Hookerman November 02, 2011 at 11:36 PM
High school also has 2 hour delay.
Matt November 03, 2011 at 01:07 AM
The messages left by the school are so screwed up I have recieved 4 messages from the Washington Township schools
lvresident November 03, 2011 at 02:26 AM
Nice job on the re-routing of the bus stops, our kids now get to stand at an intersection at the exact point of the downed wires. Don't think we will be waiting for the bus tomorrow, but will drive to school instead.
Kurt November 03, 2011 at 12:12 PM
Maven, Why "can't" they go to school into the month of July?
Bill November 03, 2011 at 04:55 PM
If you don't think it's safe, don't send your kids to school. It's as simple as that. If the kids lose spring break, that's life! Parents can't fix everything for their kids all the time. Things happen, you just have to deal with it!
lvresident November 03, 2011 at 08:18 PM
No, parents can't fix everything for their children, but it is our responsability to keep them safe. Yes, many people did not send their children to school today, but why should those children lose a day of education when they are not able to get to school safely? People are making the best of the situation, but safety is the #1 priority and other districts have closed school for the entire week as they realize that is the priority.
Kurt November 03, 2011 at 08:23 PM
Maven - I have multiple kids in the LV system, and while it'd be nice to have full summer and spring breaks, the last thing I would consider them entitled to is time off. In school, they are entitled to be safe and well educated, and that's pretty much it. Personally, I wish the school system here would go to a modified break schedule like in Germany, where it's two week breaks here and there, but school is year-round. It'd be better for the kids and easier on working parents.
Hookerman November 03, 2011 at 10:59 PM
State law requires that all students attend school for 180 days. You can't 'excuse' snow days without changing that law.


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