Eight Schools Without Phone Service

Problems with Verizon phone lines began late this morning in eight Clarkstown schools


Eight schools in the Clarkstown district have had their service interrupted since just after 11 a.m. Verizon service is not available in the following locations: Strawtown, Little Tor, Link, New City, West Nyack Woodglen elementary schools, Felix Festa Middle School and Clarkstown South High School.  Parents or guardians, who have an emergency and have to reach their children, should contact the central office at 845639-6418.

Verizon has not provided information about the cause and extent of the outage and restoration time. The same schools experienced a service interruption of several hours just two months ago on Dec. 18, 2012.   

The district sent out the following message this morning.

Dear Parents/ Guardians:

Due to a Verizon issue in the New City area, the phone lines are temporarily down in the following schools:


Little Tor




New City

West Nyack


Verizon is working to correct the problem and we will notify you when the issue has been resolved. 

The above schools can not receive incoming calls from outside lines, but central office can transfer your calls.

If you have an emergency, please call Regina Ball at 845-639-6418 if you need to reach your child's school.

Thank you

Clarkstown Central School District




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