With Sandy’s three-week anniversary approaching, the New York City school system said it is re-opening repaired schools at an accelerated pace, with a dozen of them on track to open ahead of the original timeline. Still the disruption to individual school communities, and the central administration, led the Department of Education to extend key deadlines for students applying to high school.
The D.O.E. announced that the high school application deadline for students is shifting a week later, from Dec. 3 to Dec. 10. Also, the choice entry deadline for schools was extended from Dec. 21 to Jan. 4.
There are 12 schools and programs slated to return to the buildings on Monday, many of them with temporary boilers but full power restored and generators installed in some. The largest of these is P.S. 43 in Far Rockaway which also houses a District 79 adult education program and an annex for P.S. 256.
The complete list is here.
There are still 18 schools and programs serving about 7,800 students in relocated, temporary locations, the Department of Education said.