Ms. Barbera just asked me to send a message to all parents via Konstella to let everyone know there was a small electrical fire in the basement of PS 20 and as a result the school was evacuated.
Everyone is safe and the kids are currently with their teachers and the PS 20 school staff playing outside in the school yard and at the playground.
The FDNY is currently on the scene. FDNY said the fire is out and the building is safe. The DOE electricians are currently on site checking the electrical before giving the okay for everyone to go back into the building. Please DO NOTcome to the school to pick up your children - Ms. Barbera is expecting DOE will give clearance to re-enter shortly. Dismissal will be at the normal time.
Another message will be sent with an update shortly.