There is significant damage at New Milford High School after a fire and several programs will be moved to other locations, according to school officials.
New Milford Superintendent Alisha DiCorpo said in a message to families that the fire damage appeared to be localized to the roof, but “the overall damage to the interior of the building is quite extensive.”
The school district will have to carry out remediation work on several levels of the building. It is not yet known how long this will take and the funding that will be required to repair the building and replace damaged materials, according to DiCorpo.
School officials are working to find available sites for summer programs and will have an update. Each program will have another more program-specific update as the potential start date of Monday, July 11 draws closer, but the date depends on several factors, school officials said.
They are also ordering curriculum and teaching materials and all the other items needed for the programs to start today and school officials said they can start once they get the items.
The following programs will be moved out of high school and will take place in the new locations. School officials said start and end times will remain the same, but bus pick-up and drop-off may be different.
- Credit Recovery Program – Grades 9-12: Schaghticoke Middle School Library Media Center (transportation provided)
- Extended School Year Program: Schaghticoke Middle School (transportation provided)
- Extended school year program ages 3, 4, and 5 only: Northville Elementary School (transportation provided)
- Summer Bridge Program: 3rd-6th grade incoming: Northville Elementary School (transportation provided)
- Summer Bridge Program: Incoming 8th and 9th graders: Schaghticoke Middle School (transportation provided)
- * The Algebra Preparation Program will be held at Schaghticoke Middle School July 25-29. (No transportation will be provided)
The cause of the fire is under investigation.