Oak Street School Reopened Thursday

Water main break closed school on Wednesday, but repairs completed as expected by next day's opening.

As expected, Oak Street School was open again on Thursday following a water main break near the school entrance on West Oak Street that closed the school for a day.

Schools Superintendent Nick Markarian said on Wednesday afternoon that the plans are "on track to be all systems go for tomorrow [Thursday]" for the reopening of the after construction proceeded on repairing the water main break.

"If a currently unforeseen circumstance arises causing us to keep the school closed, this web page will be updated and a Honeywell Instant Alert message will be issued," said information remaining Thursday morning on the school website.

However, the school office confirmed that Oak Street was reopened for a normal school day after the one-day absence.

As of about noon Wednesday, private contractors were digging down at a repair site on the side of West Oak Street near the Oak Street entrance to the school building.

Schools Business Administrator Rod McLaughlin said early Wednesday afternoon that as best as could be told, the main broke sometime during the night.

All other schools were open on Wednesday. Markarian confirmed that all students must attend school at least 180 days per year, according to the state law — and Oak Street students alone logged their first day off in a school calendar year with three emergency closings built in.

There was no before or after-school care at Oak Street on Wednesday, according to information from the office. Offices at the school were closed and the door was locked.


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