School Closures In Some Areas After Hurricane Irene | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

WAMU 88.5 : News

School Closures In Some Areas After Hurricane Irene

Play associated audio
Many trees and power lines are still down in the D.C. metro area, which forced some schools to close due to lack of electricity.
Patrick Madden
Many trees and power lines are still down in the D.C. metro area, which forced some schools to close due to lack of electricity.

Most D.C. public schools will open on time today, but students at 14 of the District's traditional schools will have an extra day added to their weekends. Some schools in Montgomery County and other Maryland districts are also closed today.

DCPS has closed 14 of its approximately 120 traditional public schools today as utility crews work to restore electricity to buildings that lost power during Hurricane Irene.

Malcolm X Elementary School was added to that list at the last minute this morning due to a power outage.

Crews worked Sunday at several schools that reported leaks, minor flooding or downed trees.

In addition, more than 500 students and staff members from School Without Walls in Ward 2 will relocate Monday to Eastern High School in Ward 6. Crews are working on damage at that building after last week's earthquake.

DCPS schools closed today:

  • Anacostia Senior High School
  • Beers Elementary School
  • Coolidge High School
  • LaSalle-Backus Educational Campus
  • Malcolm X Elementary
  • Orr Elementary School
  • Oyster Adams Bilingual School (Adams Building)
  • Oyster Adams Bilingual School (Oyster Building)
  • Savoy Elementary School
  • Stanton Elementary School
  • Thomas Elementary School
  • Turner Elementary School at Green
  • Whittier Educational Campus
  • Winston Educational Campus

Montgomery County School District also closed several schools today due to power outages.

Montgomery County schools closed today:

  • Bradley Hills Elementary
  • Chevy Chase Elementary
  • Francis Scott Key Middle
  • Harmony Hills Elementary
  • Harmony View Elementary
  • Piney Branch Elementary Closed
  • Woodlin Elementary

For a full list of schools closed throughout the region, check out NBC Washington.

NPR

Mia Wasikowska On The Sounds Of Camels And The Lure Of Travel

Melissa Block talks with actress Mia Wasikowska about her new film, Tracks, which follows a woman on a long journey with only camels and a dog for company.
NPR

Giving Chickens Bacteria ... To Keep Them Antibiotic-Free

What does it take to get chickens off antibiotics? According to Perdue Farms, an added dose of the "good bacteria" known as probiotics can help crowd out the harmful microbes that make a chicken sick.
NPR

Why Did Congress Kick The Can On Funding Islamic State Mission?

The president got approval for his plan to train and equip Syrian opposition fighters, but lawmakers didn't approve funds to pay for it or the broader air campaign.
NPR

Some Tech Firms Capitalize On Privacy

Steve Henn of NPR's Planet Money team profiles some entrepreneurs who are working on a novel business model to start up a new tech company. It's pay for service. What a concept.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.