Baltimore County Schools Close As Hurricane Threat Looms

The closures were announced on the school system website.

Baltimore County Public Schools and offices will be closed Monday as a result of Hurricane Sandy, according to the school system website.

Superintendent S. Dallas Dance sent the following message on hit Twitter account at 1:13 p.m. Sunday:

"@BaltCoPS are closed Monday. Everyone please be safe!"

Hurricane Sandy is expected to impact Baltimore County starting Sunday night. Widespread power outages, heavy winds and inland and coastal flooding are anticipated.

Baltimore City, Howard, Kent, Calvert, Queen Anne, Montgomery, Dorchester, St. Mary and Cecil counties have also announced closures. 

Annie October 28, 2012 at 06:31 PM
Hooray for Dr. Dance for making an early call for schools AND offices. Thank you for considering staff safety as well as faculty and students. A first!!
Samantha manlich October 28, 2012 at 06:41 PM
Wat about fortis institute towson? Are they open?
PerryHallParent October 28, 2012 at 06:49 PM
I truly believe I would have kept my kids home tomorrow whether or not they called off school. With a high wind warning in effect, it's just not safe, let alone with the possibility of flying debris, bridges...too many hazards to list. People are taking this storm seriously and they should.
Laura D. Vendetti October 28, 2012 at 06:49 PM
Very timely! Thank you Dr dance! Easier for parents to plan. (Although I no longer need to)
rgk October 28, 2012 at 07:19 PM
my kids are in private schools (religious) and they dont close... If it is very bad, im keeping them home regardless.
RK October 28, 2012 at 08:35 PM
Ego, Some private schools adhere to Balto County closures so you may want to check.
Gregory Hall October 28, 2012 at 08:46 PM
Is Fortis Institute closed ?
chuck October 28, 2012 at 09:16 PM
Why is everyone worried about a little wind & rain. people on the east coast have no idea what storms are. the crowded stores & over prepperation is a joke
FIFA October 28, 2012 at 09:21 PM
It is always difficult to see and hear when sand gets in your eyes and ears. But somehow it doesn't appear to affect your speech. Strange.
Harry Callahan October 28, 2012 at 11:53 PM
What is really surprising here is that they did not follow up the announce ment with "staff is expected to report".
Jeanne October 28, 2012 at 11:54 PM
I'm glad everyone will be safe. This was a good call.
gabe October 29, 2012 at 12:36 AM
They are closed tomorrow. All Christian schools that i know of in the area follow baltimore county when they close due to weather. It should have been told to you on day one.
gabe October 29, 2012 at 12:37 AM
i agree. same with the earthquake a little bounce and everyone thinks the world is coming to an end lol.


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