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Superintendent Messages: Schools and Offices Closed Sep. 13

Dear OJR Families,


Based on our conversations with state and local law enforcement, we have made the decision to close all schools and offices in our district tomorrow, September 13. 


Please know that the decision to close schools tomorrow will not change, even if the escaped inmate from Chester County Prison is apprehended tonight. Our school sites are currently being used to support law enforcement initiatives, and we also recognize that many of our families have been under a tremendous amount of stress these past two days. 


The safety and security of our students and staff remains our top priority. We know that this situation is stressful and upsetting for our entire community. We thank you once again for your patience, support and understanding throughout the past several days. Please be assured that we are in regular contact with the Pennsylvania State Police, Chester County Emergency Services and local law enforcement. In the event of any significant updates or changes in the situation, we will communicate with our staff and families to ensure everyone's safety and well-being.


Thank you and please remain safe,

Will Stout


Owen J. Roberts School District