PatchCast: More Roofs Collapse as Towns, Schools Cope

Roofs crack and fall through in Naugatuck and Danbury, Monroe cancels school to clear snow and Marcus Dairy Bar closes this weekend.

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Ronald DeRosa (Editor) February 03, 2011 at 11:39 PM
Patch readers, just an update to this PatchCast: Naugatuck officials have determined there is no structural damage to Naugatuck High School, although all the Naugatuck schools will be closed Friday, Feb. 4, so officials can clean the snow off the roof of each of the 10 schools in the borough.
Rob Gianazza February 04, 2011 at 12:29 AM
I'd like to share a letter issued today by Superintendent Anthony J. Bivona. February 3, 2011 Dear Parents and Guardians, We have been faced with many weather related challenges this winter including record- breaking snow fall amounts, significant ice accumulations, and drifting snow. Additionally, we have seen and heard of roof collapses state-wide as a result of this extreme winter weather. I want to assure you that the condition of our schools' roofs have been monitored over the course of the last few weeks to ensure the safety of all of our students and staff. Our maintenance staff has been diligent in removing the snow and ice off of the roofs at all of our schools and will continue to do so as warranted. As an extra precaution, an outside contractor has been hired to assist us in the removal of any snow and ice on our school roofs. We will continue to monitor this situation daily and keep you updated as we move forward through this difficult winter season. As always the safety of our students and staff are of primary importance. Sincerely, Anthony J. Bivona Superintendent
Steven DeVaux February 05, 2011 at 12:31 PM
Once again Monroe's Superintendent set the bar putting student learning and student safety first long before Brookfield's administration and Brookfield's Board of Education slid into action. She shows again what true educational leadership is all about. Perhaps she will be Connecticut's Superintendent of the Year!


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