Stoughton Public Schools will be closed Monday, October 29, 2012 due to Hurricane Sandy, Superintendent of Schools Dr. Marguerite Rizzi said.
Dr. Rizzi made her decision shortly after 5 p.m. on Sunday. This followed a Sunday afternoon press conference where Governor Deval Patrick asked that all schools and colleges in the state be closed in anticipation of the storm.
Town Hall, the Stoughton Public Library and the Senior Center/Youth Commission Building will also be closed on Monday.
According to a message posted on the Town website: "With the exception of essential personnel and services, all Town offices will be closed on Monday, October 29, due to the expected extreme weather conditions."
Hurricane Sandy is projected to make landfall in the New Jersey area, but it is such a large storm New England will be impacted as well. According to the WHDH/Channel 7 weather forecast, expect "increasing rain and wind through the day" on Monday.
The forecast continued: "Worst part of storm is likely from noon until 9 p.m. [on Monday]. Temps in the mid 60s. 1-3" of rain and wind gusts between 40-60mph - perhaps near 70mph outer Cape/islands. Strongest along the coast."
This is the first weather-related school closing for the Stoughton Schools this year. The Stoughton school schedule has five built-in snow days.
Southeastern Regional Vocational Technical High School in Easton, which serves students from Stoughton, is also closed on Monday.
Click on the links below for more storm-related coverage:
Additional School Closings (from WHDH/Channel 7)
Stoughton's Guide to Hurricane Sandy
Gov. Patrick: Stay Home If You Can
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