March 23, 2023

Boston, Worcester Public Colleges closed Friday resulting from excessive chilly

BOSTON – There shall be no lessons on Friday for Boston or Worcester Public Colleges college students resulting from anticipated excessive chilly.

LIST: Friday College Closings

The districts made the announcement Thursday afternoon.

“With excessive climate situations and lots of of our college students strolling to and from faculty and ready for public transportation outside, we’ve determined to shut faculty for the day,” Boston Superintendent of Colleges Mary Skipper mentioned in a letter to households.

College meals will nonetheless be handed out to Boston college students who want them.

“As a result of forecasted excessive chilly and windchill tomorrow, Friday, February 3, 2023, there shall be no faculty,” Worcester Public Colleges tweeted. “Earlier than and after faculty applications are additionally canceled.”

Temperatures are anticipated to freefall Friday afternoon, falling to the teenagers by noon. By the night commute, temperatures will possible be in single digits.

“We do take into consideration these kids who’re dressing themselves. The youngsters who haven’t got all of the layers and all of the luxuries,” mentioned Ana Tavares, Assistant Superintendent for Household and Group Development for BPS. “We actually had to consider can we expose them to the potential for being in hurt’s method. The choice was no.”

In Boston, meals shall be accessible for households on the following 13 websites, open from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday, February 3, 2023:

1. Thomas A. Edison K8 College, 60 Glenmont Rd, Brighton, MA 02135
2. James F. Condon College, 200 D St, South Boston, MA 02127
3. Mario Umana Academy, 312 Border St, East Boston, MA 02128
4. Boston Latin College, 78 Avenue Louis Pasteur, Boston, MA 02115
5. Margarita Muniz Academy, 20 Baby St, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
6. Orchard Gardens Okay-8 College, 906 Albany St, Roxbury, MA 02119
7. Lila Frederick Pilot Center College, 270 Columbia Rd, Dorchester, MA 02121
8. Richard J. Murphy Okay-8 College, 1 Worrell St, Dorchester, MA 02122
9. Group Academy of Science and Well being, 11 Charles St, Dorchester, MA 02122
10. Mildred Ave Okay-8 College, 5 Mildred Ave, Mattapan, MA 02126
11. Boston Group Management Academy, 655 Metropolitan Avenue, Hyde Park, MA 02136
12. Dr. William H. Ohrenberger College, 175 W Boundary Rd, West Roxbury, MA 02132
13. Josiah Quincy Elementary College, 885 Washington St, Boston, MA 02111 

BCYF areas in Boston shall be open as warming facilities on Friday and Saturday. 

A helpline has additionally been arrange for households in Boston: 617-635-8873

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