TOWSON, Md. (WJZ) – After a two-day delay caused by power outages spawned by Hurricane Irene, most Baltimore County Public Schools will open the 2011-2012 school year on Wednesday.

“It’s time to get back to school,” said Baltimore County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Joe A. Hairston. “With the help of BGE and our county partners, we have made tremendous progress in getting power turned back on at our schools, and I appreciate the patience and understanding of parents, students, and staff across Baltimore County.”

All Baltimore County high schools will open as scheduled on Wednesday.

By late Tuesday, three middle schools and 16 elementary schools still had no power and will remain closed on Wednesday: Middle Schools: Lansdowne, Parkville and Ridgely; Elementary Schools: Chadwick, Featherbed Lane, Fifth District, Fort Garrison, Johnnycake, Oakleigh, Pinewood, Pot Springs, Riderwood, Ridge Ruxton, Rodgers Forge, Seneca, Timonium, Victory Villa, West Towson and Winand. All high schools will be open.

Hairston said he and his staff would continue to work diligently to open the remaining schools without electric power.
Schools will open on time and with a normal schedule Wednesday.


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