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  • UPDATED: Crater High will remain closed until next week

  • Central Point School District officials have decided to delay the reopening of Crater High School until after Presidents' Day.
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  • Updated 4:50 p.m. Central Point School District officials have decided to delay the reopening of Crater High School until after Presidents' Day.
    The decision was made at a meeting late this afternoon, officials said in a news release. An onsite engineer determined the structure could not be adequately examined before Friday. Though it is unlikely the damage goes beyond the water damage that is currently known, officials said it was unwise to bring students back without a thorough examination of the structure.
    Monday is a holiday so classes will reconvene at regular time on Tuesday, Feb. 19. Crater Academy of Health and Public Service and Crater School of Business, Innovation and Science will report to their usual classrooms. Students of Crater Renaissance Academy, which was most damaged when a water pipe broke, will meet in the Crater Performing Arts Center.
    2:15 p.m. Central Point School District officials have announced that Crater High School will reconvene classes on Friday, Feb. 15. The school has been closed since Monday following flooding caused by a break in the main water line early Monday morning.
    Crater Academy of Health and Public Service and Crater School of Business, Innovation and Science will report to their classrooms on the same schedule as before the flood.
    Crater Renaissance Academy will meet in the Crater Performing Arts Center first thing Friday morning for instruction on how their classes and schedule will be configured during the reconstruction of several classrooms.
    The area most damaged by the broken water line was the main floor classrooms of Renaissance Academy. Renaissance is currently housed in the old Crater gym which was remodeled into classrooms during the late 1970's, when the current gym was built. Water has saturated through several layers of flooring, which will require removal before it can be rebuilt.
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