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?