Clarkstown School Superintendent Margaret Keller-Cogan notified parents late Monday afternoon that the district’s schools would remain closed for a second day because power has not been restored to nine of the district's buildings. The message went out via email message and voicemail and is posted on the district’s website.
The superintendent’s message follows:
Many of our schools remain without power. We are therefore unable to open school tomorrow, Tuesday November 1.
Some school districts in the county will be re-opening tomorrow even though one or two of their schools are closed. We are not able to do so due to the large number of schools without power and the number of power lines that are down in our community.
The schools that do not have power include: Birchwood, Chestnut Grove (District Office), Lakewood, Link, Little Tor, New City, North High School, West Nyack and Woodglen.
We will continue to update you with hopefully more positive news. I thank you in advance for your patience and understanding.
The district has 14 school buildings plus Chestnut Grove, which also houses a child care program.
Clarktown is not the only district dealing with delays in power restoration as a result of . The Nanuet district announced late Monday evening that all schools will open Tuesday. Several South Orangetown schools are on a two-hour delay but will not open if power is not restored by early morning. The Pearl River School District is uncertain if all schools will be open. Albertus Magnus High School in Bardonia will be closed.