Phone system issue forces Comstock Park to cancel 1st day of class

Superintendent 'optimistic' about fix, starting school Sept. 7

PLAINFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — The first day of class will likely come a day late for students of Comstock Park Public Schools.

In a message to parents, Superintendent Ethan Ebenstein said he had to cancel classes Tuesday because the district’s phone systems were down.

“With the high volume of important calls that are received and made on the first day of school, the lack of this crucial communication tool would compromise student safety,” stated Ebenstein.

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Ebenstein said the district found out about the issue Monday evening. A phone company technician worked throughout the night but couldn’t restore the phone system in time for the start of school on Tuesday.

“Therefore, with much disappointment and frustration school was closed today to allow our communication issues to be resolved. Work crews continue to work at restoration of services and we remain optimistic phones will be working soon,” Ebenstein elaborated in Tuesday’s message.

He said the district is “optimistic” phones will be working soon and the plan is to resume class on Wednesday.

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