Wantagh, Seaford Schools To Remain Closed Monday

Wantagh schools will be closed Monday and Tuesday while Seaford plans Tuesday re-opening following damages causes by Superstorm Sandy.

Schools will be closed in Wantagh and Seaford Monday for a sixth straight instructional day as both districts continue to recover from damages caused by Superstorm Sandy early last week. 

The Wantagh School District announced Sunday that schools will be closed Monday and Tuesday with a re-opening planned for Wednesday on a one hour delay. Wantagh Acting Superintendent Maureen Goldberg said district officials examined several factors when determining whether it was safe to open Monday including downed wires in several neighborhoods, blocked roadways, inoperable traffic lights, challenges getting gas due to supply shortages and many being without power.

“We anticipate that transportation will be available on Wednesday with bus pick-up one hour later than your regularly scheduled pick-up time,” said Goldberg in a statement to district parents Sunday. “I will continue to provide updates as appropriate and I thank you for your continued support.”

In Seaford, schools will be closed Monday but all administrators, teachers, clericals, custodians and nurses will report to the Seaford High School Auditorium for an 8:30 a.m. staff meeting. The district will be using Monday as a day to prepare for an “efficient opening on Tuesday’, a message on the district’s website stated.

Seaford District officials emphasized that while there is an anticipation that schools will be open Tuesday, there may need to be contingency plans to have Seaford Harbor School students be educated in Seaford Manor School due to their building still not having power as of Sunday.

In the neighboring Levittown School District, which services students in northern sections of Wantagh and Seaford, schools will re-open Monday. Levittown district officials said in a message on their website that all roads are cleared and bus routes will operate normally. 








GreenAndWhite November 05, 2012 at 10:00 PM
There are only two days that need to be added to the school year so far. The first day we miss due to bad weather gets rid our "snowflake day," but we have 2 more days built into the school year, so we don't have to lose any more vacation days until we hit day 4. We've missed 5 days so far, so there are only two days that need to be added to the school year (so far--Lord only knows what the winter will bring). I don't know what you're looking for in terms of love and dedication--if there is school on days that would have been vacation days, we'll all be there doing our jobs just like everyone was in 2011 when we had 4 snow days.
Fred Sanford November 05, 2012 at 10:25 PM
Seaford will be open for business tomorrow. Hurray and a good strong message from Mr.Conboy about expecting disruptions and the need for community cooperation. Good recovery by the team today and I know many parents, students and teachers will be very happy to get back into the swing of things. If parents are not ready, you have the choice to not send.
Lorraine DeVita November 06, 2012 at 12:32 AM
Chirs, dont you have a wantgh post to make- seems your voice is silent in your home town. NOW as for the Seaford leadership team. Let me just say this IF ANY of them were in charge of ANY company in either THIS situation, 9/11 or even the 2k cutover. we would STILL be using tin cans and strings - LEtS get real, I have seen first hand as have many the devastation in this town, and the DIRE NEED for accurate and timely dissemination of informaiton, as well a NEED for SWIFT implementation of a well divisied plan to get these kids back in school In a safe well thought manner. NONE of THAT HAS OCCURED> they keep repeating over and over the harbor will open as soon as electrict is restored, WELL how about contacting the DEC and the EPA to verify that the OIL gas & diesel slicks have NOT contaminated the HArbor grounds as they have MANY of the homes surrounding it. HOw about having a well thought PLAN of ACTION BEFORE! HOw about NOT stuffing the SMALLEST school in the district with the MOSt kids? .Why NOt split sessions, or relocating some of th eolder kids up to the other schools. or got o a modified princeton plan k-3 in the manor 4 5 6 in the MS and move 7&8 up to the HS There ARE VIABLE WORKABLE SAFER options that while needing MORE thought CAN be implemented thats the PROBLEM. RE-ACTIVE knee jerks rather then pro ACTIVE, WHat the hell were they all doing last week. Hiding in the DARK but fully powered Manor and Ms buildings?
Lorraine DeVita November 06, 2012 at 02:42 AM
Lets just HOPE the HARBOR school has NO environmental issues of its own. While it appears to the untrained eye to be habitable It needs to fully & thoroughly checked out by a certified environmental specialist to insure we dont have ANOTHER 2 million disaster on our hands. The AIR and Ground quailty as well the building need to be checked out WELL before the ELECTRICITY/Gas is turned on so any environmental corrections and or remediation's can be planned and addressed well in ADVANCE. The LAST thing District needs is to ASSUME all is well and then find it IS'NT..
Lorraine DeVita November 06, 2012 at 02:49 AM
Archie, I hope you are mistaken but if your not then my I WILL add my voice to yours. Right now I am giving the Teachers a "pass" and the benefit of the doubt , lets see how it plays out later in the year. Right now its not the TEACHERs you should be concerned about, its their bosses.


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