Parents inconvenienced, but not suprised, by Jefferson City Public Schools closing after water main break.
Wrap: All 18 Jefferson City Public School buildings closed early Tuesday after a water main break.
Assistant Superintendent for Jefferson City Public Schools David Luther says they inform parents with automatic calls and texts and posted closings online.
|Description: "Based on just a couple of Facebook comments, they weren't suprised. Because I'm sure a lot of families are in the exactly same position as we are and they're tying to figure out what they're going to do today."|
After school care programs were also cancelled.
South Elementary School parent Rosa Stone says the school closing was a big inconvenience.
|Description: "I had to leave work early to come all the way over here. I try and find someone to pick my kids up but I couldn't."|
A water main break in Jefferson City forced local schools to shut down.
Wrap: A water main break in Jefferson City caused all eighteen public school buildings to close Tuesday afternoon.
An Assistant Superintendent for Jefferson City Public Schools David Luther says only about a third of the schools were affected by the break.
|Description: "What we have to do, we can't just close a few we have to close all schools."|
Luther says all schools let out three and a half hours after their start times.
He says school officials will meet to discuss if school will resume.
|Description: "We just have to cross that bridge when we get to it. We'll have a plan A, B, and C I'm sure."|
Luther says the superintendent has not decided if they will make up the missed hours.
Students were in session long enough to count as a school day.
Reporting from Jefferson City, I'm Taylor Beck.