BOSTON, MA – Boston Public Schools (BPS) on Sunday evening announced the closure of schools on Monday due to the impending arrival of winter storm Regis.
The storm, expected to bring heavy snow overnight Sunday, into Monday morning carries the potential of 6 inches or more of snow for the Greater Boston area.
A written message posted on the BPS Facebook Page said,
“Due to a forecast of snow, all Boston Public Schools will be closed on Monday, March 21, 2016. There will also be no bus service. Administrative offices, including the BPS Welcome Centers and Newcomers Assessment and Counseling Center, will be OPEN. All administrative employees are asked to report to work.”
An important factor in this decision is the timing of the snowstorm, with several inches of snow expected to fall during the morning commute. Because safety is a top priority of Boston Public Schools, Mayor Walsh and Superintendent Chang made the decision to close school on Monday.
For additional information and updates, concerned parents and students can visit the administration website at www.bostonpublicschools.org.
NWS warns of Regis’ arrival
The National Weather Service (NWS) Boston, Taunton issued a Winter Storm Warning in effect from 7 p.m. Sunday night until 11 a.m. Monday morning.
* TIMING…SNOW IS EXPECTED TO OVERSPREAD THE REGION BETWEEN 6 AND 10 PM THIS EVENING. THE SNOW WILL FALL HEAVY AT TIMES DURING THE OVERNIGHT HOURS AND PROBABLY PERSIST INTO AT LEAST THE FIRST PART OF THE MONDAY MORNING RUSH HOUR BEFORE COMING TO AN END BY AFTERNOON. – NWS, Taunton/Boston