Dear New Rochelle Community:
I am writing to share the daily update on the cleaning and repair of Isaac E. Young Middle School and New Rochelle High School, both of which were damaged by excessive flooding from this past week’s storm.
At Isaac E. Young, all damaged walls have been removed and 60 percent of the areas that were damaged are now fully repaired. The specialized crews working to remove the asbestos are on schedule to complete their work by tomorrow, Saturday, September 11. We have also just secured a 100-foot by 40-foot tent that will be installed over the front parking lot for use while the cafeteria is being repaired. We are in the process of securing the necessary permits to begin installation.
I am happy to report that we are on schedule to welcome students back to school on Monday, September 13.
At New Rochelle High School, our crews continue to remove damaged walls so that all moisture can be removed from the building. This is extensive and laborious work. The specialized crews will begin removing asbestos next week. Our facilities team is working with architects and engineers on all aspects of the redesign and reconstruction plan.
Again, my thanks and appreciation to all of the teams working tirelessly to ensure our schools are ready and safe for students to return. We are grateful for their dedication and purpose. I also want to thank the community for your continued support. We know the work we do – educating children – is about service. We embrace this most noble work.