Updated: Brookfield Schools Back in Session Thursday, Nov 1

Schools to reopen Thursday morning — list of bus stop changes included.

Two days after Hurricane Sandy struck Connecticut, between 40-60 percent of Brookfield remains without electricity. However, power was restored to Huckleberry Hill Elementary School (HHES) and Brookfield High School (BHS) by Wednesday afternoon, allowing the school district to put school back in session on Thursday, November 1.

As of 3 p.m., schools will be opening on the regular schedule, though some bus routes and stops might have to be changed temporarily. The district has adjusted some bus stops in light of dangerous situations. See the breakdown below.

School administrators are also asking parents and students to be patient Thursday, as some bus routes will be longer than usual.

Students without power Thursday and unable to make it to school will not be marked as absent if they bring a note from their parent or guardian when they do return.

The BHS stadium main athletic field and track will also be out of use until further notice, as Sandy’s winds mangled the stadium seating.


Stay on top of the storm with our Breaking Newsletter and Facebook and Twitter feeds. And sign in to Patch to comment and upload your storm photos and videos.


Bus Stop Changes

The following bus stop adjustments will be in effect Thursday until further notice.

North Mountain Road and Prange Road

Bus stops for students in this area will be at the Cadigan Field parking lot and the intersection of North Mountain Road and Woodcreek Road.

Newbridge Road

Students will be picked up at the corner of Newbridge Road and Greenview Road.

L October 31, 2012 at 07:40 PM
Steven DeVaux November 01, 2012 at 09:18 AM
Doesn't that amount of walking violate the state statute on distances for students to walk, temporary or otherwise?
Laurie Wilson November 01, 2012 at 01:23 PM
Why not wait until everyone has power and roads are completely clean? Maybe wait until Monday. Why rush and have some kids miss 2 days of school or not be able to do work just because town officials are rushing. Every other town are waiting until Monday and for good reasons.
Steven DeVaux November 05, 2012 at 01:56 AM
Because....this is Brookfield that's why. And your opinion is extremely important to Brookfield's politicians like Lasser or Jaffe even if it doesn't matter because it's different from theirs.


More »
Got a question? Something on your mind? Talk to your community, directly.
Note Article
Just a short thought to get the word out quickly about anything in your neighborhood.
Share something with your neighbors.What's on your mind?What's on your mind?Make an announcement, speak your mind, or sell somethingPost something
See more »