Westchester school shut down over safety concerns could reopen next week

Another state inspection is expected to take place Thursday morning, which could allow the Blind Brook School District to reopen the Ridge Street Elementary School on Monday or Tuesday.

News 12 Staff

Sep 29, 2021, 2:28 AM

Updated 1,018 days ago

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A Westchester school shut down by the state over safety concerns could reopen next week.
Another state inspection is expected to take place Thursday morning, which could allow the Blind Brook School District to reopen the Ridge Street Elementary School on Monday or Tuesday.
District and school board officials walked through the elementary school building Tuesday and believe they're on track to pass the inspection.
If approved, the district will reopen 24 classrooms - enough to bring every student back for in-person learning.
The trouble began in early September when the state shut down Ridge Street Elementary School over a lack of permits and fire safety concerns stemming from ongoing construction.
School officials say final fixes will be made over the next 24 hours.
The district is also working on a contingency plan in case they fail this week's inspection, including negotiating temporary leases for classroom space with both Mohawk Day Camp in White Plains and the JCC in Harrison.


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