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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.

Melissa November 03, 2012 at 07:50 PM
Go Boro grad! Some people really need to stop being so selfish.
L November 03, 2012 at 09:21 PM
Wow! At least you have a job to go back to. There are plenty of people who were unable to work last week, and they all need to get back to work, too. There are people who have lost everything. All they have left is whatever they evacuated with. There are people who have no jobs to go back to now. There is power still out in about half the town. There are traffic lights out all over the place. There are cars lined up for gas by every open gas station. I am sure the decision to keep schools closed for another week was not one made lightly and was something done for the safety of the students and staff. Why should Melissa listen to how she sounds? All she did is point out the obvious. You do sound quite selfish, and I agree with Boro grad, you really do need to get some perspective.
Tarkus November 03, 2012 at 11:08 PM
WOW!, you really are a selfish b**ch!, and no, the "Bork" is not going to reimburse you.
c spada November 03, 2012 at 11:18 PM
Sorry if I offended anyone . Everyone has different opinions. I'm not trying to be selfish. It was a simple question that all.
Jenn November 04, 2012 at 04:45 AM
Message sent out stated Schools closed till 12th and parent teacher conferences for that week are cancelled, I am looking for find out if that means they are planning on having full days of school instead of the half days to go with the conferences, wish they had included that in the message as well.

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