Sachem Schools Closed Tuesday

District deems driving conditions for morning bell still unsafe.

The Sachem School District has announced that it is closing school for the second day in a row tomorrow, February 12, due to unsafe driving conditions brought on by the blizzard.

The decision from school officials and Superintendent James Nolan includes all after school and extra-curricular activities.

The closings, coupled with the lost time from Hurricane Sandy, may continue to impact future vacation days. Sachem Patch will continue to update the community when district officials make any decisions regarding future days.



John Cosgrove February 11, 2013 at 08:49 PM
and that cant be because the Buses cant get through the un-plowed street to pick up the kids?? Our kids will be going to school until July 4th
Joan Bosco February 11, 2013 at 08:59 PM
I think by now we can safely say that the unsafe conditions were brought on by the incompetence of the Town of Brookhaven.
Anthony Salamone February 11, 2013 at 09:22 PM
Safety of our children and loyal teaching staff is more important than any school mandate . The governor can issue an executive order to shorten the school year because of Hurricane Sandy !!!
Jamie February 11, 2013 at 09:38 PM
Absolutely Joan!
diane February 11, 2013 at 10:48 PM
Town of Smithtown as well! I live in Nesconset, Sachem Schools and not one town plow or sander in my neighborhood - unacceptable!
Dan February 12, 2013 at 12:32 AM
Already pared down to the bare minimum at 180 days. Should be at least 200.
Tiffany R February 12, 2013 at 01:02 AM
Wait were going to school until july 4th????
seda February 12, 2013 at 01:13 AM
Town of islip, town of smithtown, and town of brookhaven,just faild so badly with this storm our kids and us paying it back.
Dan February 12, 2013 at 02:39 AM
Just use start the summer vacation later and add the days at the end of the year its a win win the kids get afull year of education and dont miss a thing and Our Teacher get the satifaction of completing the full year of teaching .....this way every one is a winner
Denise February 12, 2013 at 03:07 AM
Try telling a senior that graduation will be late this year. I don't think so. I was out on the roads today and saw town of Islip plows going down roads like Broadway iin Holbrook not plowing even though the road is awful. Are we paying for them to drive around doing nothing?
Tiffany R February 12, 2013 at 03:24 AM
I'm a Senior at sachem east this year and they will not be telling me graduation is going to late because, I start college 3weeks after I graduation, So they better not do that because they will be messsing up a lot of seniors then this year.... And that will not be good
Leo Lehman Jr. February 12, 2013 at 10:44 AM
@ Tiffany, oh well be an adult and deal with it!!
Sabrina February 12, 2013 at 03:19 PM
They will probably take it off of the Spring Break. That's what other districts are doing.
Peter R February 12, 2013 at 04:51 PM
There are no sidewalks for our children to walk on. You cannot expect them to walk in the roads with these morons driving 50mph through snow and ice! The roads are still horrendous as well, it's not fair to send them to school until these people do their jobs!
Gary Lopez February 12, 2013 at 07:28 PM
Yeah Peter R makes a good point. I am scared to send my little angel out to school, especially with no sidewalks to walk on. If school is in tomorrow, I am still keeping him home. He is not walking on these dangerous roads with maniacs driving around on these icy roads!
john February 12, 2013 at 09:30 PM
is there really gonna be school the roads by me are terrible there so icy
Paul February 12, 2013 at 10:24 PM
What about Wednesday? You can't even drive a bus down 1/2 the streets in the district, when are they going to make a decision on Wednesday.


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