Newark school to close for Irene repairs

September 5, 2011 1:14:43 PM PDT
Students at Wilson Avenue School in Newark will start the school year off somewhere else because of mold caused by flooding from Irene.

Students will be taken to two other schools while repairs are made, and that could take six to nine months.

More details about where the students will be transported are available on the district's website.

The district will host a community meeting on Tuesday evening to explain the situation.

The times for the meetings are: 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Quitman Street School, 21 Quitman Street; and 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at East Side High School, . 238 Van Buren Street.

All 21 counties in New Jersey have now been declared major disaster areas following Hurricane Irene. The designation allows those not eligible for insurance coverage to receive federal funding for repairs and temporary housing.