Buffalo Public School students are being asked to take summer classes in order to accommodate a power outage.
Buffalo Public Schools students are required to take an eight-hour shift in order for their school district to accommodate power outages and other power outage related emergencies.
The school district sent out a statement to the Buffalo News on Thursday saying that it will cancel summer classes for students from 8-11 a.m. on Friday, and then again for students and staff until 7 p.m., when the district plans to reopen schools.
The district says the district will also have an extra staff of workers on site to assist in any additional school closures.
The Buffalo Public High School Board of Trustees released a statement Thursday night confirming that they had agreed to cancel all of the summer programs.
The statement from the school board reads, “Due to the power out at the Buffalo Public high school campus, all of our summer programs will be cancelled.
However, we understand the need for flexibility, and will work with our local partners to provide the best possible schedule for students, staff, parents and community.”
A similar statement from a Buffalo Public school district was released earlier Thursday, and says that “the Board of Education will work closely with local, state and federal partners to support our students, parents, teachers and communities as we respond to this incident.”