Last week's unexpected "vacation" for middle school students in the Port Chester-Rye Union Free School District is over after 10 days of emergency repairs.
School resumes on Monday, Nov. 6 at Port Chester Middle School, after about $400,000 in temporary fixes to the building following an Oct. 26 structural accident.
"We are pleased to announce that Port Chester Middle School has been cleared to open for classes," Caryn Furst, a school district spokeswoman said on Sunday.
And students at PCMS will begin making up lost class time while others in the school district have scheduled days off, Furst said.
On Tuesday, Nov. 7, the middle school will hold classes, while all other district schools are closed for a professional development day, Furst said.
And Port Chester Middle School will remain a polling site for Tuesday’s elections as well.
Adjoining District Offices for the Port Chester-Rye Union Free School District reopened on Wednesday, Nov. 1.
On Thursday, Oct. 26, a mounting for a decorative concrete panel failed, causing the panel to fall to the ground and damage a classroom’s windows. There were no injuries and school was not in session at the time, Furst said.
The school building had about 90 similar panels. Renovation included installing safety bridges over entry ways, and installing jacks to support all of the remaining panels.
The Board of Education plans to consider several options for a permanent solution after they are developed and presented by the architects and engineers.
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