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Deer Park Schools Remain Closed Monday, Tuesday

Roof, water damage and power outages keep students from returning to class.

The Deer Park School District will remain closed Monday, Nov. 5 and Tuesday, Nov. 6, Superintendent Eva Demyen announced.

"Deer Park is on the mend, but not all roads are safe for travel, student walkers, pickups and buses," she said in a statement on the district's website.

Robert Frost Middle School is still being used as a shelter for the American Red Cross, and Abraham Lincoln School is without power. The roof over the Deer Park High School was blown off and ripped to pieces by Sandy's high winds on Monday. The roof of the John F. Kennedy wing by the District Office was damaged, as well. The school also suffered flooding on the gym floor.

"The gas crisis has added another layer of great concern for staff travel and bus fuel," she added.

The superintendent said that she hopes classes will be back in session Wednesday.  

For Election Day on Tuesday, Nov. 6, all voting will take place only at John F. Kennedy Intermediate School.

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