Last week we had a major power failure at our school. No electricity, no emergency lights. The power went out the evening before and the electric company was having a hard time fixing it. The bathrooms were pitch black. The boys bathrooms had to be closed since they have electric flushers. (They converted a girls bathroom into a boys.) Cafeteria was limited to cold food- cheese sandwiches. And the classrooms were while not completely dark, very shadowy. (Next door at the middle school some teachers w/o windows had to teach by flashlight. We stayed open all day. Would you have closed or stayed open?