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The Latest on NY prison escape: Schools reopen in rural area being searched for convicts

  • Law enforcement officers get off a truck as they return to their vehicles after searching a wooded area on Sunday, June 14, 2015, in Schuyler Falls, N.Y. Law enforcement personnel are in the ninth day of searching for David Sweat and Richard Matt, two killers who used power tools to cut their way out of Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora in northern New York. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

    Law enforcement officers get off a truck as they return to their vehicles after searching a wooded area on Sunday, June 14, 2015, in Schuyler Falls, N.Y. Law enforcement personnel are in the ninth day of searching for David Sweat and Richard Matt, two killers who used power tools to cut their way out of Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora in northern New York. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)  (The Associated Press)

  • A State Police trooper checks a truck at a road block on Route 374 on Monday, June 15, 2015, in West Plattsburgh, N.Y. Law enforcement personnel are in the tenth day of searching for David Sweat and Richard Matt, two killers who used power tools to cut their way out Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora in northern New York. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

    A State Police trooper checks a truck at a road block on Route 374 on Monday, June 15, 2015, in West Plattsburgh, N.Y. Law enforcement personnel are in the tenth day of searching for David Sweat and Richard Matt, two killers who used power tools to cut their way out Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora in northern New York. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)  (The Associated Press)

  • CORRECTS NAME OF JUDGE TO MARK ROGERS NOT BUCK ROGERS Joyce Mitchell appears before Judge Mark Rogers in Plattsburgh City Court, New York, for a hearing Monday, June 15, 2015. She is charged with helping Richard Matt and David Sweat escape from the Clinton Correctional Facility near the Canadian border on June 6. Mitchell, 51, was charged Friday with supplying hacksaw blades, chisels, a punch and a screwdriver. Her lawyer entered a not guilty plea on her behalf.  (G.N. Miller/NY Post via AP, Pool)

    CORRECTS NAME OF JUDGE TO MARK ROGERS NOT BUCK ROGERS Joyce Mitchell appears before Judge Mark Rogers in Plattsburgh City Court, New York, for a hearing Monday, June 15, 2015. She is charged with helping Richard Matt and David Sweat escape from the Clinton Correctional Facility near the Canadian border on June 6. Mitchell, 51, was charged Friday with supplying hacksaw blades, chisels, a punch and a screwdriver. Her lawyer entered a not guilty plea on her behalf. (G.N. Miller/NY Post via AP, Pool)  (The Associated Press)

Classes are resuming in the rural school district located near the northern New York prison where two convicted murderers escaped more than a week ago.

Officials at the Saranac Central School District say classes will be held Monday after being called off last Thursday and Friday while hundreds of law enforcement officers combed the surrounding area for David Sweat and Richard Matt.

The district's schools are located just a few miles from Clinton Correctional Facility in the village of Dannemora. The search for the two convicts continues Monday.

School officials say they've arranged with state police for law enforcement officers to patrol the district's campuses from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. and locations where buses pick up and drop off students.

The district has suspended all outdoor activities.