The basement at P.S. 15 in Brooklyn's Red Hook was also flooded with between five and seven feet of water, staff said.
One year ago today, city students had the first of what ultimately became at least a week — and in some cases longer — of hurricane days, after Superstorm Sandy pummeled the city, taking its transportation system, power infrastructure, and hundreds of school buildings offline.
A year later and hundreds of millions of dollars in repairs later, the schools are operating normally, for the most part. But the academic, physical, and emotional effects continue to resonate for some affected students and teachers. Here's a look back at the last year.