Clarkstown Central School District students will have to wait another day to find out if classes will resume on Wednesday. Superintendent J. Thomas Morton said this morning that five of the Clarkstown District’s 14 schools are not ready to open. Four elementary schools have not had power restored: Link, Laurel Plains, Little Tor and Wood Glen.
There was some property damage to Wood Glen’s driveway and parking lot and to Clarkstown North High School’s property. Fortunately, there was no significant building damage as a result of Hurricane Sandy.
Morton said the Clarkstown Police Department has been keeping him informed about the status of road closures and downed power lines. In the event that power is not restored to the four school buildings before Wednesday and the decision is made to open, then the district will prepare alternative plans for students attending those schools.
A major question remains as to how the seven cancelled school days will be managed.
“We have been in constant contact with State officials about these missed days,” said Morton. “I have no word on that final decision. However, many school districts throughout Southern New York are in the same situation as us.”