Tuesday, January 17, 2012
The elementary school was closed Friday to remove an odor from the building.
Havre de Grace Elementary School will be open Tuesday. The building was closed Friday to remove an overwhelming odor from the building. Teri Kranefeld, the manager of communications for Harford County Public Schools, said a final walkthrough was completed Monday evening after crews worked on the building over the weekend. "Throughout the weekend, HCPS facilities crews worked to alleviate the smell in our building," Kranefeld told Patch in an email. "Necessary repairs were made to the crawl space to prevent the smell of dirt and must to penetrate the instructional areas. In addition, the building was thoroughly ventilated. Through these efforts, majority of the smell has dissipated. An industrial [hygienist] has been on-hand throughout to…
Thursday, January 12, 2012
A strong odor is closing the school to students Friday. Teachers should report on time.
Havre de Grace Elementary School will be closed to students Friday. "Havre de Grace Elementary School was inconvenienced by a strong odor caused by work on pipes in the crawl space this week," Harford County Public Schools Manager of Communications Teri Kranefeld wrote in an email Thursday evening. Classes will be cancelled to allow facilities staff to remove the odor, Kranefeld wrote. Teachers should report at their regularly scheduled time. Parents can pick up those fifth graders returning from Harford Glen Friday as originaly scheduled.
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
The school system sent out an alert message shortly before 10 a.m. announcing the school would be closing Wednesday.
Update (10:12 a.m.)—Meadowvale Elementary School is closing for the day because of an electrical failure at the school. The school system sent out the following alert message to parents Wednesday morning explaining the school would close at 10:45 a.m. and all students would be dismissed at that time. Teri Kranefeld, manager of communication with the school system, told Patch this morning that BGE was on scene to address the problem, which was described as a partial outage at the school. Crews were unable to give a restoration time, so the school system decided to dismiss early, according to Kranefeld.
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Harford County Public Schools were scheduled to start Monday.
No decision has been made on whether Harford County Public Schools will open Wednesday, a spokeswoman for the system said. UPDATE: 11 schools are closed Wednesday. Teri Kranefeld told Patch that seven of the county's 54 schools were still without power as of Wednesday morning. That number is down from 28 Tuesday. The 2011–2012 school year was scheduled to begin Monday, but road closures, flooding and power outages across Harford County have delayed the start of classes.
Sunday, August 28, 2011
Updates from the cleanup of Hurricane Irene in Harford County.
5:12 p.m. Harford County Public Schools are closed Monday. 4:54 p.m. Harford County government offices are closed Monday. Essential personnel should still report. 4:39 p.m. If you have a downed tree or debris in your yard and you live in: Town of Bel Air: You are responsible for chopping the tree up and transporting any debris to a county landfill. The town Department of Public Works is not cleaning up yards, a dispatcher for the Bel Air Police Department said. If there is a tree in the road or on a house, call the police department at 410-638-4500. Do not touch trees with wires on them. Harford County: Take debris to the Scarboro Landfill at 3135 Scarboro Road in Street beginning Monday. More information to come. 3:34 p.m. There are 89 …