A slide from a Department of Education presentation about the damage wrought by Hurricane Sandy shows that P.S. 114’s devastated auditorium has since been repaired. The presentation, which contains before-and-after photographs from 16 school buildings, is being delivered at a City Council hearing today about city agencies’ responses to the storm. Emma is at the hearing and will report on it later this afternoon.
The storm left 200 school buildings “not operational” in its immediate wake, and the last of the schools displaced by the storm did not move back home until last month. Here’s what we saw when we visited storm-damaged schools days after the storm, and the department’s complete slideshow is below.