Whitehorse Daily Star

Golden Horn school closed for the day

Flooding has forced Golden Horn Elementary School to be closed today.

By Whitehorse Star on November 27, 2017

Flooding has forced Golden Horn Elementary School to be closed today.

This morning, parents were told to keep their kids home after the issues were discovered.

Those who did not get the message and sent their kids to school were contacted to come and pick their kids up.

Staff kept the students warm and safe until their families arrived, Michele Royle, a Department of Education spokeswoman, said this morning.

She said water damage was assessed to determine if the school, located near the Carcross Cutoff, could open at noon.

By 10:50 a.m., the school had updated information on its website about the full-day closure: “Important Information for Monday, November 27, 2017 - The school is temporarily closed due to flooding. We are hoping to be operational by tomorrow (Nov. 28).”

The school council also provided updates via social media, posting on Facebook at 10:50 a.m.: “The school will be closed for the remainder of the day. They hope to know the status for tomorrow later this afternoon.”

Royle said early this afternoon crews are continuing to assess, respond and do repair work at the school, though she did not have details on what repair work is needed.

Whether the school opens tomorrow will depend on the work that is done today.

She encouraged families to continue checking the school website and school council Facebook page for updates.

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