Education

Chatham Superintendent: "Without power at so many schools, it is impossible to open"; Power Only at Middle School

07c5f2b7b65fffade56f_DSCN8793.JPG
Chatham Superintendent Michael LaSusa reported that a reopening date is unknown because power is still out in most of the district schools Credits: TAP Chatham
8045e36b08054b034de8_CHSign.JPG
As of Saturday, March 10, there is still no power at Chatham High School Credits: TAP Chatham
07c5f2b7b65fffade56f_DSCN8793.JPG

CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham Superintendent Michael LaSusa reported Saturday morning that Chatham schools are still without full power except for the Chatham Middle School. Milton Avenue School and Milton Avenue School have partial power.

"Without power at so many schools, it is impossible to open," LaSusa said in an email message to parents.

Snow days will be taken from the Spring Break and the issue will be discussed at the March 19 Board of Education meeting.

Sign Up for E-News

Here is LaSusa's message:

I am writing to provide you an update (or lack thereof) on the power status at our schools.  As of this morning, Chatham High School, Washington Avenue School, and Lafayette Avenue School continue without power.  Milton Avenue School and Southern Boulevard School have partial power.  Chatham Middle School is the only school in the district with full power.  As a result, we have been using that school to host some extracurricular activities.  We do not have any concrete information from JCPL regarding a restoration date, but we have been told that the schools are of high priority and that efforts are being made to have the schools back online as soon as possible, possibly by Monday.  I have communicated with the Morris County Office of Emergency Management that we enroll approximately 2,000 students at the CHS/LAF campus alone, and that we are at a standstill without having at least that facility back online.  

I am sorry that I do not have better news to report.  As soon as our schools regain power, we will open back up.  Without power at so many schools, it is impossible to open.  The district calendar states that extra snow days will be taken from the spring break, working backward from Friday, April 6.  The Board of Education will discuss this at its meeting on March 19.

Thank you and I hope that you find relief soon if you are without power.

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News

Chatham

Upcoming Events

Carousel_image_e54353bd68f7785329f6_donate-blood

Fri, April 27, 2:00 PM

Madison Area YMCA - Kroll Conference Room, Madison

Blood Drive

Giving Back Health & Wellness Other

Sun, May 20, 2:00 PM

Chatham Township Municipal Building, Chatham

A Tour of Chatham Township and Green Village

Arts & Entertainment

Robotics and Turkey Sandwiches

April 24, 2018

April 22, 2018

Below is the thank you letter written to all of the groups involved in a wonderful service project today in support of Bridges Outreach, a Summit based organization that has been aiding local homeless friends for 30 years.

Dear Central Presbyterian Kindergartners, Stanley Family and friends, Fear the Gear, Columbia High School robotics and Washington Avenue School ...

Chatham Swimmers Celebrate Awards at Scarlet Elite Banquet

April 24, 2018

Chatham swimmers from the Scarlet Elite Swim Club celebrated their end-of-the-year banquet at the Hanover Marriott with scholar athlete medals, attendance awards, dancing, trivia games, and laughs on Sunday, April 22.

From left to right in the front row are Hannah Grady, Avery Loock, Bridget Sweeney, Noelle Grady,Georgia Lee, Grace Callahan, Parker Lee, and Caitlin Bastidas.