The Lynbrook School District will not be re-opening its schools Friday.
Although district officials, faculty, parents and even students are eager to get back to class after Hurricane Sandy, power outages and then Wednesday's Nor'easter canceled the last eight days of school, during Thursday's impromptu Board of Education meeting Superintendent Dr. Melissa Burak was forced to make the difficult decision to keep the buildings closed tomorrow.
Last night's Nor'easter caused several trees and power lines to fall throughout the district, including one that was still resting on Clarke Avenue, the very street Lynbrook's West End School stands on, as of 6 p.m. Thursday.
As the board meeting progressed, Dr. Burak learned that although the tree had been removed there were still downed wires resting on the street, which prompted her to announce that all the district's schools would have to remain closed Nov. 9.
Burak did say that schools will also be closed Monday for Veteran's Day, but would re-open Tuesday, Nov. 13, …. "unless there's a Nor'easter Monday night."
Check Patch tomorrow morning for a full recap of Thursday's board meeting, where district officials explained what was happening with the Waverly Park School, which lost its power, and the procedure for displaced students, along with fielding several residents' questions.