Report by Paula Antolini, January 6, 2022, 7:51PM EDT
Message from Bethel Public Schools:
Due to the impending snowstorm, the Bethel Public Schools will be closed, Friday, January 7, 2022. Text/Email Coming.
The snow is predicted to start early in the morning, with the heaviest snowfall amounts between 6:45 and 9:00 AM, during our morning bus runs. It is expected to end in our area at approximately 10:30 AM. Even if we were to call a 3-hour delay, we would not have enough time to clear the campus.
Lastly, we have been told and it has been reported, that the State Department of Transportation and contractors have labor shortages as a result of COVID-19. We are concerned that it will impact the ability to keep the state roads clear.
We made the decision tonight to give families ample time to plan. Please remember that both emergency days this week will be made up at the end of the year. We have five (5) emergency days built into our school calendar to address these emergencies. Due to the use of these two days, currently, our last day of school is Tuesday, June 14th.