October 24, 2014

Board of Education Update from Essex Board of Education Chairman

Dear friends,

Here’s the latest info I have:

School Closure Update:

I just received word that schools will be closed for the remainder of the week. Please help spread the word.

The AlertNow system suffered a failure that prevented our administrators from getting communications out to all of you. I am told it is now back up and running so you should be receiving notifications through there shortly. We will certainly review what happened with them once we get schools reopened. I suggest that if you do not have power but have a battery operated radio, tune into WLIS 1420 AM for updates. Please also help to share the news with your friends and neighbors who may not have internet access.

A note from Stacia Libby regarding Halloween activities in Essex:

The Halloween Parade that was scheduled for the evening in downtown Essex will NOT be rescheduled. There will be no Essex Parade for 2012. The parade at JWJHS at 2:30 p.m. today (October 31) is open to ALL ages. If you have candy please feel free to bring it to distribute to the children. Finally, with regards to Trick or Treating this evening, please limit your canvassing in areas in town that still do not have power. There are many sections of town that do have power, we encourage you to Trick or Treat in these areas of town. Again, if anyone has any additional questions please feel free to message me or contact me on my cell phone at 860-662-0928. Have a safe and Happy Halloween!

Lon Seidman -Essex Board of Education Chairman