University Heights City School District’s Roxboro Elementary School will be closed Monday, May 14 and Tuesday, May 15 due to the extensive water damage that was discovered Thursday


The school closure includes all activities as well.

This, after a water supply line broke on the second floor of the school. Some of the classrooms and hallways had standing water. Because of the time needed to properly dry the floors, replace carpeting, and repair ceilings, work is taking place around the clock so our students and teachers can get back to school.

A message was posted on the school’s website Thursday stating:

 “Some of our classrooms and hallways had standing water; ceiling tiles and carpeting will have to be replaced in several of our classrooms. It will take the next few days to properly dry the building.  Staff and a local service company are working around the clock to get this cleaned up as quickly as possible and students back to school.

Children’s Ink, an event that was set for tomorrow at Rox El, has to be rescheduled. Children’s Ink is an annual assembly where students are honored for their writings. Community members come  in to read them while the student authors get to sit on stage. It’s a big deal for the students and their parents, and the staff always look forward to it.

Again, we apologize for the inconvenience that this may cause for you.  School is canceled for tomorrow for sure and possibly Monday.”

Article Courtesy of WOIO 19 Action News