A letter from Jeanne Dangle, superintendent of Baldwinsville Central Schools, was sent out this morning regarding an accident on Van Buren Road, which knocked out a power pole leaving Ray Middle School without electricity.
Initially, National Grid estimated a time of restoration to be about 9:30 a.m., creating a delay in bus pick up of all Ray students. National Grid later estimated a restoration time of 11 a.m., then said the restoration would occur much later than that, sometime in the afternoon. As a result, the district closed Ray Middle School.
"Parents of our Ray students were contacted and kept informed throughout the morning though our Connect-Ed system, district web page and the news stations," Dangle said in her e-mail letter. "When a school is left without electricity, we work very closely with National Grid to determine estimated time of restoration."
Dangle also addressed the issue of whether students would have to make up the school day.
"We will not know the answer to that question until April or May. Let's all hope we have a mild winter," she said.