A Xenia school bus returns to the bus barn after a two hour delay and then closing of school due to freezing rain on Thursday. TY GREENLEES / STAFF
Photo: TY GREENLEES/Ty Greenlees
Photo: TY GREENLEES/Ty Greenlees

Power issues causing area schools to dismiss early

Dayton and Kettering have closed schools, and others are dismissing early as area districts are dealing with power issues.

Four Dayton Public Schools closed this morning due to lack of power, said Superintendent Elizabeth Lolli.

>> Thousands without power across the region due to icy conditions

Belmont, Horace Mann, Cleveland and River’s Edge have cancelled classes. But as of 10 a.m., power had been restored at Belmont and Horace Mann, although school is not in session, Lolli said. 

Dayton’s issue follows the outages at Centerville, Kettering and Vandalia-Butler city schools.

Students at Fairmont High School are reporting the power went off about 7:30 a.m. Fairmont students were later sent home, reports indicate.

>> Thousands without power across the region due to icy conditions

In Vandalia, two buildings — Helke Elementary and Morton Middle School — in the school district are having power outages and are being dismissed early, according to Anaka Johnson, communications and public relations coordinator for the district.

“We are working closely with the City of Vandalia Fire Department, who is in touch with DP&L to monitor the situation,” Johnson stated in an email.

In Centerville, Driscoll and John Hole elementary schools have been experiencing outages. By 10 a.m., power was restored to both building, according to Sarah Swan, community relations specialist with Centerville.

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