Pottstown Schools Delayed Opening Tuesday

POTTSTOWN PA – Students who attend PottstownPottsgrove, and Spring-Ford Area schools will get off to a later-than-usual start this morning (Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015), as all three districts have delayed opening their building doors for two hours, they announced Monday afternoon (Jan. 26). The additional time will allow buses to navigate potentially slippery streets more slowly and safely.

'Grove, Pottstown, S-F District All Delay OpeningDelayed opening announcements came in advance of what officials in all three were worried would be a severe winter storm. Their learners undoubtedly hoped schools would close today, but weather conditions did not materialize to warrant that decision.

In Pottstown, this morning’s delay is accompanied by a modified pre-kindergarten class schedule, Superintendent Dr. Jeffrey Sparagana wrote on the district website. He also noted that school breakfast is not served on days in which a two-hour delay is enacted. Any other weather-related changes, he said, would be issued this morning by 7:30.

The regularly scheduled Pottstown Board of School Directors’ meeting was postponed to Thursday (Jan. 29) to immediately follow a joint meeting of the board and Pottstown Borough Council at Rupert Elementary School, he added.

Borough officials noted that Pottstown Area Rapid Transit bus runs would not resume this morning until 10 a.m., and that early morning service was canceled. They also reported that all Tuesday parks and recreation classes have been canceled.

Editor’s note: Pottstown Rapid Transit began operating Tuesday at 8 a.m.

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