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Orrick School District students won't return to class until at least next week

Posted: 8:43 PM, Apr 08, 2019
Updated: 2019-04-08 21:58:05-04
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Students in the Orrick School District will have another week off as cleanup continues following a devastating fire that damaged the school building.

A post on the district's Facebook page said it initially expected students to return to class Monday. But air quality test results came back and determined that more cleaning was needed to remove soot and smoke.

Everything in each room will have to be cleaned, including books, carpets, ceilings and floors, according to the Facebook post.

The district plans to ask the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education for forgiveness of the days missed because of the fire.

District officials hope the last day of school will be June 5, from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Seniors will graduate on May 12 at the high school, according to the post.