OSSINING, N.Y. – The Ossining and Briarcliff school districts will be on two-hour delays Thursday following a nor'easter that swept through Westchester Wednesday night.
While a majority of the snow from Wednesday night's storm was expected to be gone early Thursday, the Ossining School District and Briarcliff School District announced delays to start the school day Thursday. Coupled with the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, the storm could not have come at a worse time, said Ossining Deputy Superintendent Ray Sanchez.
"We all want our students to be in the classrooms and it's hard to build continuity when you have all of these interruptions because of the weather," Sanchez said. "Our buildings and grounds crews really rallied together to make sure we were ready to start school on Monday and we're already looking at more storm damage. But so far we've held up really well."
Briarcliff Superintendent Neal Miller issued a similar statement Wednesday following the announcement of the two-hour delay.
"Tonight's storm is making driving conditions on our roads very difficult and dangerous, and this storm is projected to continue for some time," Miller said in a statement on the district's website. "If conditions worsen, we will reassess the safety of the roads in the morning and communicate to you any changes as soon as possible."