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Posted on: February 3, 2011

[ARCHIVED] 2/3/2011 - Frenchtown Closed - Update on Trumbull Public Schools (2/04)

All Trumbull Public Schools are open today with the exception of FRENCHTOWN.  Frenchtown Elementary School is closed today - Friday, February 4, 2011.


 Posted 2/03/2011 - As a follow-up to yesterday’s communication to you, we would like to provide you with an update concerning the combined efforts of the Board of Education and the Town of Trumbull to address snow accumulations at school buildings.  


            On Wednesday afternoon, school officials met with town officials and members of the emergency management team to develop an action plan to address snow accumulations on roofs.  From Wednesday afternoon and throughout Thursday, the district had almost 200 workers remove snow and ice from school roofs and other key areas.  Of utmost importance, two structural engineers surveyed the schools and have attested that industry standards have been met with regard to these roofs and the schools are safe and ready to reopen on Friday, February 4th  (unless an unanticipated problem develops this evening).  We can also report that the Town of Trumbull and the Board of Education met with representatives from Trumbull’s private schools.  The Town’s private schools are also having their roofs assessed by a structural engineer and removing snow accumulations accordingly.  


            The Town and its educational community should be pleased to know that through the combined, cooperative, and conscientious efforts of Town and Board staff, we are reassured that we have completed an enormous but necessary task to ensure our facilities can be reopened.  


            Special thanks and praise should be directed toward Al Barbarotta and Steve Kennedy, school Plant officials and to Fire Marshals Meghan Murphy, Alex Rauso and Town Building official Graham Bisset.  Their efforts were constant and far-reaching and were very much appreciated.


            Thank you.


Ralph M. Iassogna, Superintendent


Timothy M. Herbst, First Selectman

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