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Albemarle Schools Defend Closing Decision Due to Sandy

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Although Hurricane Sandy wasn't as bad is it could have been, people who have to make tough decisions still say closing schools and bringing in extra help was the right call.

The Albemarle County school system says it had to think about issues such as bus service, losing power at schools, and potential road closures, and says taking the chance to open schools just wasn't worth it.

"If power had gone out at several schools and roads became closed due to trees crashing down, we would not be able to take buses to get children home. That would have been the type of situation we totally wanted to avoid," said Josh Davis, chief operating officer at Albemarle County Public Schools. 

Albemarle County says it also consults with other school systems before making a decision.

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