UPDATED: Roxboro Elementary Now Closed Monday, Tuesday
School has been cancelled since Thursday when a water supply line burst at the school.
This article was originally published at 12:15 p.m. May 10.
Updated at 1:30 p.m. Friday: Roxboro Elementary School will now be closed Monday and Tuesday. Teachers will be able to return to their classrooms on Tuesday to prepare for Wednesday, when students will return. We will continue to update this story when more information is available.
A water supply line burst sometime between 9:30 p.m. Wednesday and 6:30 a.m. Thursday at Roxboro Elementary School, causing extensive damage to the building.
The principal's office and at least nine classrooms were hit hardest, and the Cleveland Heights-University Heights City School District is still assessing the scope of damage.
On Thursday morning, the once ankle-deep water was cleared, but liquid was still dripping from the wet ceiling above and seeping from the floor.
School and all before and after-school day care will be closed at least Thursday and Friday as crews work to dry the carpets and floors, replace ceiling tiles that fell, repair the electronic and technology systems and more to get the school ready.
Angee Shaker, communications director for the district, said they hope to reopen Monday, but it's not guaranteed.
Children’s Ink, an assembly to honor students' writing, will have to be rescheduled.
George Petkac, assistant director of business services, said he did not know exactly how much it will cost to repair the building or replace broken laptops and copiers as they are still working to clean up the mess, but the current rough estimate is in the tens of thousands.
Some areas of the building were unharmed, including the library and school's historic gems like the auditorium.
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