Nor'easter Closes Local Schools Thursday

West Hempstead and Lynbrook school districts cancel classes for Nov. 8.

West Hempstead, Lynbrook and Malverne public schools will be closed Thursday, Nov. 8.

Just as some semblance of normalcy was being restored to schools in Malverne, West Hempstead and Lynbrook, which were closed for more than a week due to Hurricane Sandy, officials have been forced to cancel classses yet again as a Nor'easter slams the area.

Lynbrook students were supposed to finally resume classes on Thursday, but instead district officials have decided to keep them home for a ninth straight school day.

The Malverne and West Hempstead School Districts, which welcomed back students Wednesday for the first time since Oct. 26, also decided to shut down again Thurday. Malverne made the announcement Thursday morning, while West Hempstead was one of the first districts in the area to decide to close.

West Hempstead Schools Superintendent John Hogan cited "the dangerous conditions ... created by this most recent storm" when announcing the Nov. 8 closing.

Our Lady of Peace in Lynbrook, Our Lady of Lourdes in Malverne, and the Hebrew Academy of Nassau County, which has two campuses in West Hempstead also annouced Thursday morning that they will be closed Nov. 8.

Check back for more local school closing information.

Jason November 09, 2012 at 12:51 AM
Return the 6% time lost and deduct the 6% from the salaries! As any profitable responsible enterprise!
MomOfOne November 09, 2012 at 12:52 AM
Dear Big Kahuna and Tommy Vitale, Please understand that you both need grammar, punctuation and capitalization instruction. This is learned in the first through third grades. Report to any of Lynbrook's elementary schools where any one of the fine teachers will be glad to instruct you. -
Darla November 09, 2012 at 01:06 AM
FYI: For those living in Malverne in the Valley Stream School District 13, schools will be open Friday. Power has not been restored to Willow Road School. Willow Road students will be transported to either Howell or Dever.
Tara Conry November 09, 2012 at 02:08 AM
Information on Lynbrook's Nov. 9 closing is here: http://malverne-lynbrook.patch.com/articles/lynbrook-public-schools-closed-friday-nov-9
WHRes November 09, 2012 at 02:30 AM
I don't know why everyone is blaming the teachers and school staff for the problems associated with a natural disaster. The schools have been closed because there are wide spread power outages, dangerous driving conditions, gas shortages and, in some neighborhoods, flooding. No one wants their kids to be denied an education but does anyone really want to risk their safety? How would you respond if, heaven forbid, a school bus got into an accident because of traffic lights that don't work or downed power lines? You would blame the school districts for opening up on a day when they should have taken every precaution to keep the children safe! And why is there this "witch hunt" mentality that demands that school employees lose their salaries because of circumstances that are out of their control? Would you expect to be docked if there was an emergency that caused you to not be able to do your job for a few days? I am sure many of you have had to take days off to try to recover from this terrible situation that we all find ourselves in. Instead of pointing fingers at others and trying to place blame we should be banding together to do whatever is necessary to get everyone back on their feet so that we can return to "normal" as soon as possible!


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