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New Milford officials provide update on fire damage, summer school schedule

Six firefighters sent to the hospital on Tuesday for evaluation or treatment of minor injures sustained while battling a roof fire at New Milford High School have been released. Most suffered from smoke inhalation.  The cause of the fire remains under investigation.


The fire damage appears to be localized on the roof itself, however, the overall damage to the interior of the building is extensive. Superintendent of Schools Alisha DiCorpo says they will need to do remediation on several levels of the building and have notified the insurance carrier. The school district is working with Town officials, as the Municipal Building Committee is in charge of the roof project. At this time, there is no estimate of how long it will take, the funding it will take, and if they can replace materials that were damaged. 


A restoration company was on site yesterday to begin an assessment. No one is allowed in the building and no items can be removed at this time.


Another update will be provided for each summer school program as Monday's potential start date draws near. DiCorpo cautioned that that date is dependent on several factors such as the availability of air conditioning at Schaghticoke Middle School and the potential for air conditioning at Northville Elementary School with the sourcing of portable units. The district is ordering curriculum and instructional materials and all other necessary items. 


Start and end times will remain the same, however, bus pick-up and drop-off may be different. The updated bus list is being worked on and will be available on the school district website under the transportation tab. The individual program directors will share a link with participants as Monday draws near and will follow up with a program-specific email for each program.
Credit Recovery Program-Grades 9-12: Schaghticoke Middle School Library Media Center (Transportation provided) Contact: Holly Hollander:
Extended School Year Program: Schaghticoke Middle School (Transportation provided) Contact: Laura Olson:
Extended School Year Program Ages 3, 4, and 5 only: Northville Elementary School (Transportation provided) Contact: Laura Olson:
Summer Bridge Program: Incoming Grades 3-6: Northville Elementary School (Transportation Provided) Contact: Holly Hollander:
Summer Bridge Program: Incoming Grades 8 and 9: Schaghticoke Middle School (Transportation Provided) Contact: Holly Hollander:
*Algebra Readiness Program will be located at Schaghticoke Middle School from July 25-29 no transportation will be provided. Contact: Holly Hollander:

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