JCPS Expected to Announce Decision by 6 PM Today

by Devin Katayama on August 15, 2011

The first day of school for JCPS students has been postponed due to Saturday’s storm. A decision about whether students will be in school tomorrow is expected later today.

“We had our crews out this morning. We’re accessing the roads, assessing the intersections to see where lights are not working,” said Rick Caple, director of transportation for JCPS. Three of the 13 bus compounds and some schools are still without internet and phone service, he said. There are still a number of roads that are blocked and a number of lights at major intersections that aren’t working, he said.

“We do not have phone service or internet service at three compounds. We have about approximately 30 schools that don’t have internet or phone service it would be very difficult to open up a school without either one. So hopefully we can make some progress this afternoon,” said Caple

JCPS spokesman Ben Jackey said an announcement of whether students should be in school Tuesday is likely to be made later today. But he said school is scheduled and parents and students should assume classes will resume.

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