Four Clarkstown Schools Lack Power, Storm Damage on Two Campuses

District goal is to resume classes on Wednesday but that is Not Definite


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.” 

William Demarest November 05, 2012 at 04:55 PM
The Woodglen Elementary School polling location has been moved to New City Elementary School for Election Day (Tuesday). Woodglen is currently closed.
Clarkstown Resident November 06, 2012 at 03:38 AM
It is Woodglen not "Wood Glen" and Link has power. Someone should check the info before it was out.
Feer N. Lotheing November 06, 2012 at 03:45 PM
Here's an idea, Tom Morton: direct the schools that have power to OPEN, have the staff REPORT FOR DUTY so the pupils can ATTEND SCHOOL and GET AN EDUCATION. Why does Clarkstown always shut down and run away like Chicken Little when somebody at one school sees a snowflake? Are the principals, teachers, and staff at each school so dependent on the whole district being up that they can't do their jobs independently? How are graduates of this school system going to function when they get to a college, or a JOB, that expects them to make an effort to pick up the shattered pieces of their lives and GET ON WITH THEIR WORK? Yes, it's a storm, yes, some people have trees in their bedrooms, yes, there are lines for gas . . . so help your neighbors, have some patience, and get back to work . . . GO TO SCHOOL!
Clarkstown life November 06, 2012 at 04:11 PM
Settle down......their college prospects won't be hurt by missing 7 days.....


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