Point Boro Schools Closed Until Nov. 12
Automated call from district says office will be open Wed.
Point Borough public schools will be closed until Nov. 12 due to the widespread damage caused by Sandy.
The district is doing automated phone calls now, but some parents may not receive them since some do not have working house or cell phones.
The message also said the district office on Panther Path will be open from 9 a.m. until noon Wednesday to answer questions and that parents should "expect" additional calls or information from their children's schools.
Sandy caused severe flooding in many homes in Bay Head Shores, where Nellie F. Bennett Elementary School is located on Riviera Parkway, and Sunshine Harbor.
At a meeting at Borough Hall on Monday, Schools Superintendent Vincent Smith said he would not start opening schools at various times.
"There are parents who have children in 2 or 3 different buildings, so that would just be chaos," he said. "It's all or nothing. We'll open when we know that all the schools have power and can open safely."
As of that time, Ocean Road School had power. There is no immediate information now regarding whether the other schools all have power.
Smith had also said at the Monday meeting that the days off, which come even before the winter with its untold weather, may have to be made up in April during the spring break.
"I would say to families, 'If you didn't make any plans yet for April, don't,' " Smith said.
Patch will post updates if they are announced by district officials.