As the snow pummelled Maryland (we get an average of 19" of snow a year, and this was a 21" snowfall) I expected all weekend not to have school on Monday. However, today, as I was out shoveling in the sunshine and noticed how quickly the snow was melting, my hopes started to fade. When I drove around and didn't have much of a problem, they faded even more. Snow was meltin and it seemed like we'd have school tomorrow.
This last time out, though, I took a different route, around the side streets. Dang, they're bad. There's only room for one car on 2-way streets and several cars are just buried in the snow still. Then, I became confident again.
I've been refreshing the WBAL website obsessively since I returned. Finally at around 6:15pm, they announced that BCPSS is closed for Monday. There's still plenty of confusion: BCPSS is the only school district that has to make their closing nearly a whole paragraph - "Essential employees must report. Liberal Leave in effect". I'm not sure what that means, and none of my teacher colleagues seem to know either, but I'm just assuming we're not to go in. I'll be on liberal leave, thank you.
Now no excuses for not having all the papers graded.
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