Seven Durham schools closed following weekend storm

Seven Durham schools will be closed following a weekend storm that battered the area and left many communities without power.

The list includes Uxbridge Secondary School, Uxbridge Public School, Joseph Gould Public School, Goodwood Public School, Lincoln Avenue Public School, E.A. Fairman Public School and Valleyview Public School.

 “The decision to close these schools has been made to protect the health and safety of students, parents/guardians and staff as electricity is needed to safely operate a school,” reads a media release from the Durham District School Board.

“Many students in the area of these schools may also be without power and therefore, not able to access virtual learning. For this reason, there will be no remote learning taking place at those schools.”

It’s anticipated that all schools will be open on Wednesday (May 25).

“Although there is a state of emergency in Uxbridge, other schools in Uxbridge are open as they have power restored and the municipality has requested that we operate as many schools as possible to support families. We recognize that busing may be impacted for those schools,” it reads.

Power has been restored at all schools in the Durham Catholic District School Board.

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