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Will Jack Abrams Ever Reopen?

As students head back to class, the school remains closed for the second straight year.

Students returned Wednesday to classrooms throughout Huntington for the start of the 2012 school year. But for the second straight year, the hallways and classrooms at Jack Abrams remain empty.

 by the school board which has since been saddled with increased budget restrictions, remains on hold.

The opening of the school would have made the budget challenge much greater last year, according to district administrators during the budget session.

School administrators estimated annual personnel costs to reopen the school to be $535,058. One-time non-personnel costs would run about $143,322 to replace items which have been lost or transferred to other schools.

But with a $900,000 budget cap that needed to be closed, a move to open Jack Abrams did not materialize in 2012.

Question: When do you think Jack Abrams will reopen, if at all?

Linda Otta September 07, 2012 at 07:13 PM
Does anyone else always get a PENDING APPROVAL message when posting?
Chris Diaz September 13, 2012 at 01:18 AM
Just to let Patch Know, IT IS THE THIRD YEAR!!!!!! 2010-2011, 2011-2012, 2012-2013!!!!
Nancy J. Berg September 13, 2012 at 03:07 PM
i think it'a a fine building & it should reopen. There are occasional shootings and violence in the village but no one screams to close St. Pats or the nearby schools. It's probably about pressure from homeowners in Huntington Bay & other wealthy areas because of real estate values. And YES, this is the third year, not the second.
George September 13, 2012 at 11:35 PM
Nancy, My thoughts exactly. You hit the nail right on the head with that post. It's not just real estate. it's the parents who don't want their Johnny / Joan going to "THAT" school in "THAT" neighborhood
robert soteras October 19, 2012 at 06:32 PM
Dear Mr. (s) Matt Harris, Iam interested to help the school through my charity kids in Sports Foundation, founded in 2012 in Huntington Station. Iam planning to send in a writing proposal within our organization thesis that surelly can help. I believe someone, without self interested as votes for their names etc should be grant a chance to organize groups of volunteers to no divide the comunity, but United. I would like to hear some coment from you, I like your stament posted here. (Robert Page) - kinsfree Foundation - kids In sports 4 Free.

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