Superintendent Update - October 19, 2021

Posted by Victoria Jackson on 10/19/2021

Dear Beacon Community:

I am writing to inform you about the permanent closure of Matteawan Road by Fishkill Correctional Facility.  We were informed yesterday that officials at the Fishkill Correctional Facility are permanently closing the part of Matteawan Road that runs past their facility.  This closure will take effect on Monday, November 1, 2021.

Many of our school busses use this road as well as parents and students driving to Beacon High School and Rombout Middle School.  The closure will cause traffic congestion at arrival and dismissal time at Beacon High School and Rombout Middle School and will cause delays for many of our bus routes.

We are currently analyzing all of our bus routes and we will update the community with revised pick up and drop off times for the impacted routes.  The bridge construction on 84 has already caused delays this year for many of our routes so I apologize for this in advance.  We will also work with the City of Beacon to see if anything can be done to help alleviate traffic congestion on Matteawan Road heading to Verplank Avenue.

We will update the community next week with more information about bus routes and this situation.



Matt Landahl