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D.C. Schools Watch and Wait

Saturday, Oct 27, 2012  |  Updated 7:51 PM EDT
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D.C. Schools Watch and Wait

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D.C. Public Schools said Friday afternoon that they are watching Hurricane Sandy closely - and that they'd let students and families know as soon as they could if they felt they needed to close schools.

"As long as conditions allow and we can ensure the safety of students and staff, our priority is to open school on Monday October 29, 2012," said Melissa Salmanowitz, the press secretary of D.C. schools, said in a statement.

But, the statement read, the district schools will also be watching to ensure that school buildings are protected and safe.

So the school system said it would keep its website up to date with the latest information "as the path of the storm becomes more clear over the weekend."

Or stay tuned to News4 and nbcwashington.com, which will have school closings posted if that system is needed.

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