Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Many Return to School in a Landscape Altered by Hurricane Sandy | School Library Journal

Many Return to School in a Landscape Altered by Hurricane Sandy | School Library Journal

By Sarah Bayliss  November 6, 2012

Messages requesting donations posted on the doors of John Jay High School in Brooklyn, currently an evacuation shelter for Hurricane Sandy victims.

School officials in New York and New Jersey grappled with how to get students and staff back to classrooms on Monday after the devastation of Hurricane Sandy. The storm left 57 New York City schools too structurally damaged to receive students, and eight are still in use as evacuation centers. In New Jersey, some schools were open, but a full picture of the extent of the damage was still hard to come by due to power outages, said Amy Rominiecki, president-elect of the New Jersey Association of School Librarians (NJASL).
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