The Westfield Public Schools will remain CLOSED ON WEDNESDAY, November 7, 2012.
A decision will be made regarding Thursday, November 8, 2012 sessions no later than 8 p.m. Wednesday evening.
Only Elm Street Administrative offices remain without power. Thanks to the Armory, the Westfield Fire Department and private citizens, we have secured a generator to power up Wilson.
Jefferson Elementary (600 Boulevard) remains open as a warming center for those without heat.
Schools remain closed due to safety concerns for those travelling to and from the schools, given the number of power lines that remain down and the number of loose branches hanging over streets and sidewalks. The Board of Education will request a safety reassessment from Town safety officials later in the day on Wednesday, November 7, 2012, and that feedback will be taken into consideration by Superintendent Dolan, when she determines whether or not to open schools on Thursday, November 8, 2012.
When the safety evaluation warrants opening the schools, we will open and we are ready.
Board of Education fields remain closed. We have closed schools solely for safety concerns. Therefore, our fields are closed as well.
As we know, there is an additional storm system threatening the area in the next day or two. We will take that into account, as appropriate, when assessing school openings and closings.
Rich Mattessich, President, Westfield Board of Education