Montville School Superintendent Pamela Aubin reached out to Patch to alert us to the plan for school Tuesday.
“We are expecting to open. The school parking lots and entrances have been cleared and the roofs have all been checked and are looking good. And, importantly, all the drains are clear,” she said.
The issue of snow banks at street corners where kids stand to catch the bus is another matter. And while Montville Department of Public Works crews are using pay loaders to clear those banks, Aubin is asking parents to please wait with children at stops where those snow banks remain high “If the schools were to wait until every snow bank has been removed, there’d’ be no school,” she said.
Aubin said school custodians and maintenance staff have done a phenomenal job,” she said.
“We had snow drifts three-quarters of the way up the door,” she said.
And while the plan is to open, Aubin cautioned that could change if temperatures dip too low tonight and ice becomes an issue.
“People should always still check, although what I’m hearing now is temperatures should remain above freezing,” she said.
All schools have power.