Bennington schools out early or closed; other Bennington cancellations

By Patrick McArdle |  STAFF WRITER
BENNINGTON COUNTY – Schools in Bennington and Arlington will be letting out early today and Manchester-area schools, including public schools and Burr and Burton Academy, canceled classes today.
Green Mountain Power is reporting 54 customers in Winhall are now without power, as of noon.
Southern Vermont College has canceled its classes for Monday and an “Information Night” event which had been scheduled for Monday night. The college website will post further information about classes for the rest of the week as decisions are made.
The Southwest Vermont Supervisory Union, which has schools in Bennington, North Bennington, Pownal, Shaftsbury and Woodford, dismissed Monday classes for elementary schools at 12:30 p.m. and classes for Mount Anthony Union middle and high schools at 11 a.m.
A Mount Anthony Union School Board meeting scheduled for tonight has been rescheduled for Nov. 5.
The Bennington-Rutland Supervisory Union also canceled school for Monday, along with Manchester-area independent schools, Burr and Burton, the Maple Street School and the Long Trail School in Dorset.
The Battenkill Valley Supervisory Union, which oversees Arlington’s two schools, Fisher Elementary School and Arlington Memorial High School, is releasing students at noon. The BVSU has already canceled school for Tuesday.
No word was available from Bennington College around 11:30 a.m. on Monday on changes to the schedule although a social science lecture scheduled for 7 p.m. was canceled according to the college’s calendar.
Bennington emergency responders and town staff met again on Monday morning to confirm that plans were in place to respond to what is now expected to be primarily a windstorm in Bennington County.
patrick.mcardle@rutlandherald.com

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