Paterson schools to delay start of school year

PATERSON - Paterson Schools Superintendent Dr. Donnie Evans says the district will delay the start of the 2011 - 2012 school year due to flooding and access issues.

The Passaic River has begun to recede, but Dr. Evans says students will begin classes on Sept. 8 and teachers will return to school Sept. 6.

Schools 4 and 28 are flooded. Eastside High School and school 24 are being used as evacuation centers.

The Paterson School District has 54 schools, 29,000 students and 4,500 faculty and staff members.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

1 Police investigating overnight shooting in Paterson
South Brunswick's Mohammed Sanu from the Falcons is 2 Falcons, Patriots coaches guest coach at Rutgers' spring game
VIDEO: Amazon announces new NJ centers 3 VIDEO: Amazon announces new NJ centers
Eric Schneider is today's Scholar Athlete. 4 Scholar Athlete - Eric Schneider
5 VIDEO: Extended interview with Sen. Cory Booker & Gov. Chris Christie

advertisement | advertise on News 12


It's good to know you have Walt Kane Kane in Your Corner

It's good to know you have Walt Kane in your corner.

News 12 takes a look at the hottest Tech Check

Eric Landskroner has a look at the latest gadgets and biggest stories in tech.

News 12 On the Scene

Check out these exclusive videos from New Jersey celebs!

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.