2-12-14 WVSDB closes for storm

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ROMNEY — For the first time in years, the West Virginia Schools for the Deaf and the Blind are calling off school.

Superintendent Lynn Boyer made the decision this morning in advance of a huge storm that is cutting across the South and expected to dump 6 to 12 inches of snow in Hampshire County between tonight and Thursday evening.

Residential students were put on buses home earlier this afternoon and won’t return until Sunday night at the earliest.

“The safety of WVSDB students and staff is Dr. Boyer’s number one priority, as we face y et another winter weather event,” Personnel Director Sondra McKenery wrote in an email to staff.

Normally, WVSDB holds classes despite the weather because more than 60 percent of its students live on campus. However, last month the school switched its policy so that now residential students return home every weekend. Child-care staff don’t come in on Friday nights or Saturdays.


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