Waxahachie: Water pipe break closes school; Set to re-open Sept. 2
WAXAHACHIE – A broken water pipe Sunday evening led to the closing of Wedgeworth Elementary for all students, grades 1-5, for three days.
Sunday, Aug. 29, around 6 p.m., a resident noticed water coming from the buildings doors and notified district officials.
After assessing the damage, affecting the 3rd and 5th grade wings, Waxahachie Independent School District decided to cancel classes.
Wedgeworth teachers and staff reported to school on the morning of Monday, Aug. 30 for a meeting with district officials to discuss the district’s plan of action.
WISD enacted its Emergency Operations Plan and has been working closely with city and community leaders to communicate the district’s plans.
"The teachers and staff at Wedgeworth Elementary are to be commended for their efforts," stated Superintendent Tom Collins in a news release issued by the district.
"The team work they have shown, the positive attitudes that they have exhibited is just amazing. All across the district, departments have come together to race against the clock to restore Wedgeworth Elementary and enable the doors to once again be open for our students.
"I am so proud of our entire team."
The district will continue to utilize all methods of communication with parents, staff and community members.
District officials said Thursday, Sept. 2 school will re-open and students are expected to return at their regularly scheduled time.