Peabody Schools Back Open Tuesday
The city's elementary schools, middle school and high school will be open again Tuesday morning. The emergency parking ban, however, will remain in effect overnight and possibly longer if needed.
The Peabody Public Schools will be back in session Tuesday.
Mayor Ted Bettencourt told Peabody Patch Monday afternoon around 5 p.m. that all the schools were cleared and some last touches were being performed to sidewalks.
He said the high school was the last of the schools to be cleared this afternoon. "That was the last one and I think we're ready to go," he said.
A notice to parents from Superintendent Joe Mastrocola was scheduled to be sent out via the ConnectEd system shortly, according to Bettencourt.
He said over Sunday and Monday city plow crews focused on clearing bus stops, crosswalks and sidewalks along the "major walking routes" to and from the city's eight elementary schools and the middle school and high school.
Additionally, the school parking lots were cleared and rooftops shoveled off to get the the schools ready for Tuesday. He said the rooftops, with the rain and melting snow, were a concern along with sidewalks that led to calling off school for Monday.
Bettencourt said the emergency parking ban, however, will remain in effect overnight and will be reevaluated Tuesday morning.
Plow crews are continuing to revisit neighborhoods that need more attention, particularly around Higgins Middle School.