All public schools in Orleans close today

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 25 February 2019 at 5:24 am

Albion, Holley, Kendall, Lyndonville and Medina all announced school will be closed today. (The Orleans County Christian School also is closed today.)

Mark Kruzynski, the Medina school district superintendent, said he is concerned about the impact of the powerful winds on high-profile school buses.

Kendall doesn’t have power at its elementary and junior-senior high schools.

A high wind warning remains in effect until 10 a.m. today for Orleans and much of Western New York.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo said the state will not hold it against school districts if they exceed their “snow days.”

“In the face of high winds that threaten to disrupt traffic signals and cause power outages, the Amherst Central School District has decided to close schools on Monday,” Cuomo said on Sunday night. “My administration has been in contact with the New York State Education Department and it has confirmed that the day will not be held against the school district or other districts requiring waivers due to insufficient available school days. There is no higher priority than the safety of our students, and I commend New Yorkers for their vigilance during this severe weather.”

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