The third and final engineering study of the condition of Congers Elementary School has not been finished. At Thursday’s meeting, Clarkstown School Board President Mike Aglialoro said he expects the engineering report to be completed and shared for discussion by the board and community at either a November 4th or November 12th special meeting.
Then at its November 14th meeting, Aglialoro said the board would deliberate about whether the school should be repaired or closed.
Congers Elementary was closed in August after it was declared unsafe. The district initially relocated Congers students to three different elementary schools at the start of the school year. On October 15th the district transferred Congers’ almost 300 students to St. Augustine’s School in New City, which is being rented for the rest of the school year.
The phase two engineering study estimated that removal and replacement of two exterior walls and repair of the third exterior wall of the gymnasium/auditorium would cost $1.6 million. Phase three includes examination of other parts of the school building to determine if additional structural improvements would be necessary.
A parent of Congers students thanked the board for moving the children to St. Augustine’s. She said it was working out great and the kids love being together.
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