Update 2:45 p.m.
Water pressure is almost back to normal. The water is discolored from the work on the water lines. In the end only a small percentage of bathrooms were affected. No students had to wait for a bathroom. We were never close to implementing the contingency plans we outlined this morning. We expect water pressure to be fully restored over the weekend. Thank you to all for your patience.
Update 10:45 a.m.
Superintendent Jeremy Rich went to Barringer Road where he spoke with staff and students. He reports that the water pressure problems are isolated to part of the building.
“It is a major inconvenience, but it is not the problem we originally feared,” he said.
“Everyone has a can-do attitude. It is not perfect, but we are able to continue a productive and safe school day.
At 8:30 a.m. this morning, Barringer Road Elementary lost water pressure, reducing the number of functioning bathrooms. Staff are redirecting students and employees to those working bathrooms. Additional custodians are on hand to support the effort. Our cafeteria has modified the menu so all students will be able to eat hot lunch.
If the situation worsens, we have transportation arranged to move students to CVA. We do not plan to release students early because many Ilion residences do not have water and many students will not have adult supervision at home. The Village of Ilion is working to restore full pressure. We will notify you when the situation is resolved or if the situation changes dismissal at the end of the day. Please know that your children are warm, fed, and have access to restrooms. Thank you for your understanding.
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