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Heights Schools Close Friday, Open All Next Week

Public schools remain closed Friday but will open next week with a half day on Election Day and full days on Thursday and Friday which were originally scheduled as no school for the NJEA convention.

Heights Schools Close Friday, Open All Next Week

Hasbrouck Heights public schools will remain closed Friday, Nov. 2 as power outages continue to affect the district.

Schools will reopen on Monday and will remain open all next week, reported Josephine Ciocia, board of education president.

School was originally to be closed on Election Day and Thursday, Nov. 8 and Friday, Nov. 9 for the NJEA teacher's convention. Now that the NJEA convention which was supposed to be in Atlantic City has been cancelled the Heights district has decided to hold school on both those days.

Election Day on Tuesday, Nov. 6 will just be a half day session and the rest of the days will be full session, confirmed Ciocia.

Schools have been closed since Monday as the district decided to close Monday and Tuesday due to the hurricane threat. The schools have remained closed since due to power outages.

Ciocia said the Board of Education office has had power but phone and Internet have been out. The middle school and high school still did not have power as of Thursday. It's believed that Euclid and Lincoln only recently had power restored. The school district website has been down all week.

Other districts nearby have also closed all week including Wood-Ridge, Paramus, New Milford, Ridgewood and others all over Bergen County.

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