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Nanuet Schools Give Post-Sandy Update

The school is in the process of figuring out how to make up the lost days and working with the state on a waiver. Schools need to be open for 180 days to receive state aid.

 

After a six days off and schools back in session on Tuesday, the Nanuet School District, like all other schools, is trying to get everything back in order. 

Fortunately, the district avoided any major damage.

"Our buildings weathered the storm without any damage," said Cheryl Tully, Administrative Assistant to the Superintendent and District Clerk. "There were a number of limbs and branches down around our facilities however nothing substantial affected our facilities. Power was restored on Tuesday evening."

"We faired very well compared to other places," said Rudy Villanyi the Facilities Director for the NanuetSchool District. "There was a lot of debri; that was our biggest thing. We lost power for a few days. We're just cleaning things up now and getting things squared away." 

The Board of Education meeting on Monday, Nov. 5 was canceled and the next meeting will take place on Nov. 20. Schools need to be open for 180 days to receive state aid. For most districts, they've used up all their snow days and are deciding where they can make up the missed school days as well as working with the state. 

"As for the impact on the District calendar, we are in the process of working that out, though part of that process involves a determination by NYS concerning a waiver," added Tully.

The Nanuet Outdoor Education Center sustained some damage, including the loss of a large tree. The district was working on building a greenhouse for students as part of the environmental curriculum. However, several panels were blown around the OEC grounds and some are broken.

The Nanuet Family Resource Center gym—formerly St. Agatha Gym—took major damage to its roof. 

Arthur Winoker November 09, 2012 at 01:59 PM
Spending more on the OEC makes no sense given the the financial condition of the district which is in a survival mode. Instead, the district should be trying to sell the property in whole or in part to build up its cash resources for the future.

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