UPDATE: Kendrick Elementary students in Waco were without power for classes on Thursday afternoon after a power line went out in the campus parking lot.
School administrators say the power pole fell on top of a car and damaged it.
Parents were allowed to pick up their kids early, but classes did continue as normal. This power outage did not affect STAAR testing.
“It’s a little bit of an eventful afternoon for our students at Kendrick, but you know, it’s a great school day,” says Waco ISD spokesperson Kyle Debeer. “You know our elementary school campuses tested for the STAAR test on Tuesday and Wednesday this week. The tests that are happening today are English II end of course exams, and those are tests that are given at our high school.”
Oncor tells us the power is expected to be back on soon.
Waco ISD is planning to hold classes on Friday at the school. The power came back on after 9:00 p.m. on Thursday night.
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Kendrick Elementary is experiencing a power outage due to a downed power line.
The Waco Independent School District reports all students are safe, and dismissal will take place as normal at 3:15 p.m. Buses will run at their normal times. Students have access to restrooms, and lunch was served as normal.
Parents who would like to pick up their students early are welcome to do so. Pre-kindergarten, second and fourth grade students normally picked up at the back of Kendrick Elementary will be dismissed at Kendrick Lane Baptist Church on Thursday. The church is located next to the school, at 2015 Kendrick Lane.
Waco ISD is working with Oncor to determine when power will be restored. The district will contact parents by 8:00 p.m. on Thursday night to let them know if it will be necessary to cancel classes at Kendrick on Friday.
This comes after an overnight fire took place at the school earlier this week.
Source: Waco Independent School District