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In The Event of a Strike

Written by Richard S. on 12-15-2002

What Parents and Students Need To Know

In the event of a strike, SCHOOLS WILL BE OPEN but start times will be delayed by two hours. We are asking you to closely monitor the following television and radio announcements for information about the strike:

Radio Stations: WINS (1010AM), WCBS (880AM), WLIB (1190AM), WBLS (107.5FM), WNYE (91.5), MEGA (97.9), and AMOR (93.1)

Television Stations: WCBS (Channel 2), WNBC (Channel 4), FOX (Channel 5), WABC (Channel 7), WNYE (Channel 25), NY1 (Channel 1 on cable), Telemundo (Channel 47), and UniVision (Channel 41).

You may also find information on the Department of Education (DOE) Website at In addition, you may call the DOE Parent Hotline at (718) 482-3777.

Schools Will Be Open

In the event of a strike, schools will be open and the following procedures will be in effect: Starting on Monday, December 16, 2002, formal classroom instruction will not begin until two hours after the normal start of school. Regular attendance reporting standards apply to absences and lateness, based on the later start time. You should do your best to get your children to school on time. As a result of the two hour delayed school opening, school buses will arrive two hours later than they do on a normal school day. (Example: If your child's bus normally picks him/her up at 8:00 AM, during the strike, the bus will arrive to pick up your child at 10:00 AM.)

Morning pre-kindergarten programs will be cancelled, as will all field trips.

Parents of children who have medical and/or health issues requiring nursing services during the school day should use their own discretion in deciding whether to send their children to school.

Parents of children with disabilities are advised to use their own discretion in deciding whether they will permit their children to ride to school, recognizing that there may be delyas in the schedules of the morning trip to school and the trip home in the afternoon.

All PSAL and Project Read after-school programs will be cancelled. Parents should contact their school directly to get information about the status of other after-school programs. Unless otherwise noted, Evening High School classes will be operating at their scheduled times.

Schools will adhere to regularly scheduled dismissal times.

School District and School Contact Information

As a reminder, your:

School district is number 79.

The contact person at the district office is Maureen Mahoney

The telephone number of the district contact person is (718) 752-7300

The school number is 212 2473414

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