Bridgewater-Raritan Schools Will Close For A Six-Day Break To Celebrate Memorial Day

Jeffrey Pravin, Writer

A winter that did not produce any significant snow is now being enjoyed  in May by the Bridgewater-Raritan Regional School.

The Bridgewater-Raritan Regional Board of Education announced earlier this spring that the Memorial Day weekend will be extended when the school district will be closed from  Friday, May 27  through Wednesday, May 31.

Memorial Day is a federal U.S. holiday honoring and mourning the deceased soldiers who served in the U.S. Army.

The holiday usually calls for a three-day weekend, including Saturday, Sunday, and Monday, happening on the last weekend of May.

Because there was minimal snow this winter in New Jersey, the BRRSD district did not use any of its snow days, which resulted in the school district designating those three unused snow days days to instead close the buildings on May 27, 30 and 31.

In fact, there was so little snow that this winter ranked as the least snowy season, breaking a record made in 1921. Not even the snowiest month of March could make up for the little amount of snow New Jersey received this year, where usually 4.5 inches fall from the sky.

Because of the usually snowy winter in New Jersey, the school district is given three days every year to use whenever it snows too much. They are able to use these days when snow blocks traffic, creates slippery road conditions, and is too deep to walk in.

Once the six-day break ends, the school district will re-open on Thursday, June 1.