Newark students reassigned due to flood damage

Parents in Newark's Ironbound community are outraged after finding out their opinions weren't counted when reassigning their children to nearby schools.Tonight a meeting was held

NEWARK - Parents in Newark's Ironbound community are outraged after finding out their opinions weren't counted when reassigning their children to nearby schools.

Tonight a meeting was held in Newark where parents expressed their anger over last-minute school changes. The Wilson Avenue School, where their children were expected to attend classes today, was deemed unsafe for students after flooding from Hurricane Irene caused mold to grow there.

Parents were informed that their children will be split up between two other schools by a recorded phone message. School administrator Valerie Wilson says there wasn't enough time to meet with parents and that the district had to move quickly.

Parents say that flooding is not a new problem in the school and the kids are often sent to backup schools, but they are now demanding that the district build new schools so it doesn't happen anymore.

Flood damage closes most parts of Newark school

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