WALDRON – Problems with a school campus’ electric infrastructure kept students at home Monday. The Waldron School District cancelled classes due to a malfunction at the Middle School.
“I believe the safest and smartest decision is to cancel classes for Monday district-wide to allow proper time to assess the damage and allow the administration time to develop and communicate a clear plan to the community, staff, and to students as to how we are going to carry on and provide a safe place to educate the almost 500 students at the middle school.” Superintendent Daniel Fielding said on Monday.
Fielding said at the time of his release that it wasn’t clear as to what had happened to the building’s main feed line, but that it would likely keep the campus in the dark for several days or even a few weeks.
Regardless, the Superintendent said he was grateful that student safety was not threatened by whatever incident caused the interruption in service.
“Although, this is not how we wanted to begin our semester, no one was hurt and I am very thankful that this did not happen while students were in session,” Fielding said. “This problem will be fixed as soon as possible.”
Parents and students are urged to monitor the District website for more information.