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Most NYC public schools to resume classes Monday

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Mayor Michael Bloomberg said most New York City public schools will be open on Monday during his press conference Saturday afternoon. 

NYC Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott said all of the city's 1,700 public schools will open except for 57 that have flooding or structural damage. Students from the 57 schools will be relocated but not until Wednesday. Walcott said officials need the two extra days to figure out bus routes.

Eight of the city's high schools that reopen will also serve as temporary homeless shelters. Teachers who reported to work Friday at one of those schools — Manhattan's High School for Graphic Communication Arts — complained that homeless men were terrorizing residents displaced by the storm.

Walcott said students and shelter residents will be in separate parts of school buildings and shouldn't come in contact with each other. He promised that conditions at the shared schools will be safe and sanitary.

For a list of the 57 schools that will be relocated, visit the Hurricane Sandy helpful links on the homepage.

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