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January 31, 2010

DPS closed today

As residents in the city of Duncan wait anxiously for power to be restored, so do Duncan Public Schools. As of 3 p.m. Sunday Duncan Public Schools Superintendent Sherry Labyer said that there are two schools with power and the rest are still not up yet.

“Right now Woodrow Wilson and Duncan Middle School have power but we will not have school Monday,” Labyer said. “We do not want to make one school be in session when the rest of the schools can not be in session.”

Labyer said that the ice storm has done damage to the trees on the school campuses, but she does not believe that any of the limbs have done damage to the schools.

“Right now, it does not appear that the limbs have done any damage to the windows or roofs of the buildings of the schools,” Labyer said “That doesn’t mean that any of schools did not receive damage but until we are able to get a better look and assess the damage we will not know what needs to be done.”

Labyer said that school will be back in session Tuesday unless other wise notified.

“Right now, we are going to take Monday to assess what we need to do,” Labyer said. “We will figure out where we are with everything and make a decision as soon as we can.”

Labyer and her administrative team met Sunday afternoon to get a report on what needed to be done to inform people in the Duncan community that school was canceled and to figure out what needed to be done at the schools today.

There is notification on each of the schools marquees informing everyone that school has been canceled today. There are also signs on each of the schools front doors letting everyone know as well.

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