Schools Cancel February Break After Blizzard

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    Portland Schools will not be having the regularly scheduled February break. The days lost during the blizzard last week led to the cancellation. Right now spring break in April is on schedule but further snow days could change that. (Published Monday, Feb 18, 2013)

    Portland, Connecticut is one of the only school districts not observing President’s Day today after school was closed all last week due to the blizzard, but several districts have canceled the rest of February vacation because of the storm.

    Portland, New Haven, East Haven and Middletown school districts have all canceled February break this week.

    “My wife measured 37 inches right outside my house. Most people I know measured at least 3 feet, and my chief of staff and I were in rural part of town and they got 42 inches,” Middletown Mayor Dan Drew said.

    Drew said public works employees worked from last Friday to this Saturday to clear more than 200 miles of road.

    Students in Middletown students are off on Monday, but will head back to school on Tuesday.

    City officials down in New Haven will meet this morning at 9 a.m. to go over final snow removal plans.

    So far, the city has spent $1.6 million for the clean-up.
     

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