Milford Public Schools Closed Thursday Due to Storm

Officials made the snow day announcement on Wednesday night.

Milford High School. Credit: File photo.
Milford High School. Credit: File photo.
Students in Milford will have a break from the classroom on Thursday.

All Milford Public Schools will be closed Thursday, Feb. 13 due to the impending storm, school officials announced on Facebook Wednesday night.

Forecasters have predicted anywhere from 5-8 inches of snow for the Milford area on Thursday.
Mark Cain February 12, 2014 at 10:54 PM
announced on Wed night not Thursday.
Amazed by Milford February 13, 2014 at 08:24 AM
Me personally think that it was a wise decision! Children especially K-3 shouldn't have to walk on streets because our sidewalks are horrific! As parents we have a right to keep our kids home in bad conditions, but Milford schools don't like absent students without a doctors note for everything. If your child misses more than 6 days in a semester their put on a watch list for truancy.
SpeedwayResident February 13, 2014 at 08:44 AM
Deb, it's not too late. You can start a second career as a teacher, and maybe you won't have it so bad anymore. Just saying.
Hawk's Mom February 13, 2014 at 09:35 AM
As a working parent, I was relieved they called it last night, I could make plans. The 6 am call is much more frustrating to me. I giggle at the people who throw out the "there isn't a foot of snow out there yet" comments....they'd be the same ones to sue the town for millions if little Johnnys bus slid off the road in the bad weather. Bob Tremblay can do a lot, but changing the weather isn't one of his talents - he's darned if he does, darned if he doesn't.
Milford Senior Man February 13, 2014 at 10:02 AM
If we keep giving these kids days off for a little snow they will become sissy's. When I was a kid I had to walk 25 miles to school no matter what the weather.
Michelle Fucci DeCosta February 13, 2014 at 10:55 AM
Calling school the night before is annoying to say the least! The kids could and should be in school today. I'm a working mother and know that the possibility of having no school is likely so I have my options all set if they call school so there is no need to do it the night before....
Audra February 13, 2014 at 10:55 AM
I think calling snow days is a no win situation. My family would have been fine going to school with an early dismissal, but I'm sure there are other families that it would have been a complete nightmare. I'm just glad I'm not the decision maker.
bob nargi February 13, 2014 at 11:25 AM
I am a Milford senior man as well but would agree with this decision as I sit here at 1 :30 A.M. watching the snow mount. Seems a slight exaggeration to say one had to walk 25 miles to school..Is that round trip? Daily? by the week or month? If one walked to a school 25 miles at a 20 minute mile would take abut 8 hours to walk to school .. Then I assume 8 miles home..Do the math.....Something wrong there.. Also, times have changed... much more traffic and their are built in snow days and this is one of them..amen
Matty J February 13, 2014 at 11:32 AM
the same people that complain about schools cancelling due to snow are most likely the same people who will get a team of lawyers to sue the town when their kid's bus gets in an accident due to the bad road conditions. I get why it's an inconvenience to working parents (I am one), but I know that the complaints would shift in another direction if the decision was to have school and a student was injured or even killed due to the bad driving conditions.
Amazed by Milford February 13, 2014 at 11:53 AM
Milford Senior man..... When we were kids people had common sense, neighborly and watched & helped out each other. And we had homes other than our own if we couldn't make it to our own.
SpeedwayResident February 13, 2014 at 01:09 PM
Deb, what do you think right now? Would you want your child or grandchildren on a bus or driving home from the high school at this moment?
Milford Senior Man February 13, 2014 at 01:14 PM
Bob, for your information it was 25 miles each way every day and I didn't even have shoes.
K. February 13, 2014 at 01:46 PM
When I was a kid, and not living in MA, we didn't take a week off in February for no reason whatsoever. I 'm sorry but I don't understand the February break, it compounds the issue of lost school time due to inclimate weather. Please, don't come back at me with that whole "It's a professional week for teachers to blah blah blah." I'm sorry, but school administrators and teachers get a couple months a year to bone up on their material. Put your big boy pants on MA. School Administrators, if approach to general subject matter is so dynamic, maybe your lessons aren't valuable (you don't save a currency that is changing annually). Teaching to a test isn't hard, but I can imagine that making it appear as though you are doing otherwise is the trick. Anyhow, get rid of February vacation, join the rest of the adults working fulltime jobs in the industrialized world..., and work during the summer. *GASP!* That way, when it snows outside, I don’t have to hear schools whine about lost time (MA breeds a TON of sissy, it really does).
Amazed by Milford February 13, 2014 at 02:48 PM
K - been a MA resident all my life, but hear, hear to you! I always thought Feb vacation was ridiculous as well as some of the ridiculous holidays we get off.
Danielle Lizotte February 13, 2014 at 03:32 PM
Kids go to school 180 days a year just like previous generations did.
bob nargi February 13, 2014 at 05:08 PM
Mr.Senior man ...No disrespect, as I too walked to school 4 times daily,..(total of 4 miles) but will you please explain how you managed to walk 25 miles.. one way ? I am confused sincerely...Bob


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