Most D.C., Prince George's Schools to Reopen Thursday

Federal agencies open Thursday

By Kelvin Robinson
|  Wednesday, Aug 24, 2011  |  Updated 7:55 PM EDT
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The School Without Walls HS in D.C. and 32 schools in Prince George's County will remain closed Thursday, following the East Coast earthquake.

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Almost all schools in the District and a majority of schools in Prince George's County, Md., will open on time Thursday, following Wednesday's closures due to Tuesday's 5.8-magnitude earthquake.

And all federal agencies in the D.C. area will be open. Employees are expected to report to their worksites or start telework on time.

In D.C., The School Without Walls High School will remain closed on Thursday, as engineers continue to inspect the building for repairs. All 125 of the other schools in the city have been deemed safe.

The following schools in Prince George's County will also remain closed:

  • Andrew Jackson Academy
  • Apple Grove ES
  • Barack Obama ES
  • Beltsville Academy
  • Berwyn Heights ES
  • Bradbury Heights ES
  • Carole Highlands ES
  • Charles Herbert Flowers HS
  • Dr. Henry A. Wise, Jr. HS
  • Ernest Everett Just MS
  • Forestville Military Academy
  • Gaywood ES
  • Greenbelt ES
  • Hyattsville ES
  • John H. Bayne ES
  • Langley Park-McCormick ES
  • Margaret Brent School
  • Avalon at Middleton Valley ES
  • Northwestern HS
  • Oakcrest ES
  • Overlook ES
  • Oxon Hill ES
  • Port Towns ES
  • Potomac HS
  • Robert R. Gray ES
  • Rogers Heights ES
  • Suitland ES
  • Surrattsville HS
  • Thomas Pullen Performing Arts
  • William Paca ES 
  • William Wirt MS
  • Yorktown ES

"We are working as quickly as possible to get the necessary building inspections completed so that school can resume for all students," said Dr. William Hite, Prince George's County Schools superintendent.

Spotsylvania County Public Schools are also scheduled to begin the first day of classes Thursday, with all schools opening on time. Opening day originally was supposed to be Wednesday.

You can find a complete listing of any additional closings here.

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