Without power, schools won’t be able to open on time. But local school officials are hoping that’s not the case.
“Safety is our biggest concern,” said Jere Hochman, Bedford Superintdendent of Schools, on Tuesday afternoon. “We have sports activities running today outside and we plan to have new teacher orientation tomorrow. But we are exploring all of our options and if we don’t have power on campus by Friday, it’s a possibility that we could delay opening day.”
Hochman said he planned to send out an official message to district parents sometime on Tuesday.
Katonah-Lewisboro Superintendent of Schools, Paul Kreutzer, released a statement Tuesday afternoon saying that the district planned to open as scheduled. Lewisboro and Meadow Pond Elementary Schools and the middle and high school have no power.
“On a more positive note, Katonah Elementary School and Increase
Miller Elementary School, along with the District Offices, are operational and are currently being used by District staff to prepare for the opening of school,” said Kreutzer in a statement, which is posted on the district’s website.
The district has closed all buildings to the public through Tuesday, Sept. 6, which has led to the cancellation of the following activities:
- Kindergarten orientation
- New student orientation
- Teacher meetings
- Meetings with Guidance Counselors
- Student appointments
- Teacher training
- Other social events
Check back with Patch for updates to this story later in the week.