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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Orange and Amity schools will not open until after Labor Day

By Brian McCready
Milford Bureau Chief
Students attending schools in the Orange elementary schools and the Amity Regional School District comprising Bethany, Orange, and Woodbridge will not be reporting back to school until Tuesday, Sept.6 due to Hurricane Irene.
Amity Superintendent of Schools John Brady said he has been strongly advised by town emergency and Department of Public Works personnel that many roadways throughout the district remain “unsafe.”
In some instances, trees are still resting on power lines that could give way,” Brady said.
Amity has power at the Orange Middle School and at the High School in Woodbridge, but the middle school in Bethany remains without power, the superintendent said.
“It is anticipated that these conditions will persist throughout this week,” Brady said.
Amity will operate this first day with a delayed opening for grades 10-12 students at the high school and for grade 8 students at the middle schools with arrival at 9:30 a.m. Grades 9 and 7 students will follow their previously published day 1 schedule arriving for orientation at 7:30 a.m.
Brady said he is still planning on how to make up for the lost school days.
“We regret any inconvenience this change will cause families, but find it unavoidable,” Brady said.


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