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Main break disrupts school day
Northside school

MONROE — As of 11:15 a.m. Wednesday, Monroe school District Administrator Rick Waski sent out an additional email noting a water main break on the east side of the city that had briefly interrupted the school day for some students had been repaired. 

The School District of Monroe sent an email to parents just before 10:30 a.m. Wednesday that a water main break near Northside Elementary School had affected water pressure within the building. At the time, the school had “intermittent water pressure,” according to the email from Waski.

As with most water main breaks, the flow needed to be temporarily shut off in order to complete repairs. This shifted the schedule for the day.

Lunch time was moved to 10:45 a.m. Waski noted that if repairs had not concluded by 11:45 a.m., students would have been transferred via bus to the Monroe High School to  watch a movie in the MHS Performing Arts Center. Parents would have also been able to pick their students up if they need to be moved from the school, he added, noting that a second message would have been sent out if students had been bused to MHS.

Waski had noted all students would be supervised regardless. District officials maintained plans to dismiss classes at the regular time. 

However, it was repaired within an hour, and classes at Northside continued as scheduled. Waski thanked all parents for their understanding.