After evaluating a variety of factors, Madison Public Schools Superintendent David Klein says Tuesday, Sept. 6th will be the first day of school.
He said 90 percent of the town has power back at this point; the schools have both electricity and telephone service; and according to the Madison Department of Public Works, there are no impassable roads in Madison.
"Unless something goes drastically wrong, we are on for Tuesday," he said. The first day of school originally was set for Monday, August 29, but was delayed after Irene hit the East Coast and knocked power out for 100 percent of the town, along with other towns.
Here is Klein's message sent out to families in Madison around 6:15 p.m.
Greetings from the Madison Public Schools. Power was restored to all of our school buildings this weekend and school will open as planned on Tuesday, September 6th.
Tuesday's school lunch menu will be limited to pasta with marinara sauce. Milk will not be available until Wednesday.
David J. Klein
Editor's note: This story was changed at 8:43 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 4 to clarify the comments of School Superintendent David Klein.