CORTLANDT. N.Y. - Hendrick Hudson School District will be closed Thursday, and Superintendent Brian Monahan said he’s not optimistic about school opening Friday either.
“Our issues comes with cutting into spring vacation. That’s where we go first. At this point we’re still within our limits. Tomorrow we may be able to play with a staff development day. The absurd thing is that it’s only October,” Monahan said. “It’s certainly safe to say we hope people don’t have airline reservations for spring vacation."
Schools have an allotment of snow days they can use to call off school and still fulfill the state-mandated number of days in the school year. Monahan said that without school for a week, Hendrick Hudson School District may have to dip into spring vacation.
Two school buildings don’t have power - Furnace Woods Elementary School and Blue Mountain Middle School. After touring the district twice Wednesday, Monahan said he can’t safely put school buses on the road with so many downed power lines and trees blocking the roads. Town crews can’t clear roadways until they have a Con Ed crew with them to confirm that power lines are de-energized first.
Con Ed estimates that power won’t be restored to the town of Cortlandt until between Wednesday, Nov. 7 and Saturday, Nov. 10, according to Town of Cortlandt officials.