Philadelphia public schools get 2-hour delay, local districts announce delays and closures

Most Philadelphia public schools on Thursday will operate on a 2-hour delay after a night of intense storms caused the Schuylkill River to overflow and flood several city streets prompting road closures. 

Due to storm-related power outages, the district will close James Dobson Elementary School and Albert M. Greenfield School on Thursday and will not have remote learning. 

The 2-hour delay affected all schools with 8:30 a.m. and 9 a.m. start times, according to the district. Kindergarten half-day sessions will go on as planned.

Several school districts in neighboring areas also announced delays and closures on Thursday after a massive and destructive storm that once formed Hurricane Ida decimated the region on Wednesday. 

Bucks County:

  • Council Rock School District -Closed
  • Pennsbury School District - Closed
  • Bucks County Technical High School -Closed
  • Central Bucks School District- Closed
  • Bensalem Township School District
  • Neshaminy School District

Montgomery County:

  • Upper Merion Area School District -Closed
  • Colonial School District- Closed
  • Cadence Academy Preschool-Delayed
  • Upper Dublin School District
  • Upper Moreland Township School District



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