Norwalk Public Schools will be open on a regular schedule tomorrow (Tuesday, February 12) Norwalk Superintendent of Schools Tony Daddona announced today.
The inability of snowbound out-of-district teachers to make the commute prompted staffing shortages which forced cancellation of classes today.
144 teachers, 11 administrators and 57 non-certified personnel notified the school district that they would be unable to travel to Norwalk for the work day.
It is anticipated that towns from which Norwalk educational staff travel will have cleared most roads today, allowing for a customary commute and normal operations tomorrow.
Said Superintendent, “I understand the difficulty so many of our out-of-town staff faced today, making the commute impossible. Indications are that most streets are being plowed today and so I am confident that, barring an unforeseen emergency situation, schools will be open tomorrow.” Mr. Daddona also expressed appreciation to the workers who have cleared the way for Norwalk Schools to open. He said, “The Parks, Public Works and Custodial staff worked tirelessly through the weekend to ensure our streets are safe and school buildings are accessible.”