Foxborough Public Schools will be closed Monday, Oct. 29 due to Hurricane Sandy, according to Superintendent of Schools Debra Spinelli.
"There will be no school tomorrow, Monday, Oct. 29th," she said in an e-mail to Foxborough Patch. "Emergency advisories regarding the incoming hurricane indicate that high winds over the next 24 hours are expected in the area, which would make it unsafe for students traveling to and from school. All after-school athletic and extracurricular activities are also cancelled for [Monday, Oct. 29]. All school offices will be closed as well."
Foxborough Regional Charter School is also closed Monday, Oct. 29, according to FRCS Executive Director Mark Logan.
Both decisions came shortly after Gov. Deval Patrick's Sunday press conference where he asked all schools and colleges in the state be closed in anticipation of the storm.
Hurricane Sandy is projected to make landfall in the New Jersey area, but New England will be impacted as well. According to the WHDH/Channel 7 weather forecast, expect "increasing rain and wind through the day" on Monday.
The forecast continued: "Worst part of storm is likely from 9 a.m. until midnight. [on Monday]. Temps in the mid 60s. One to three inches of rain and wind gusts between 40-60mph - perhaps near 70mph outer Cape/islands. Strongest along the coast."
This is the first weather-related school closing for the Foxborough Schools this year. The Foxborough school schedule has five built-in inclement weather days.