Philipsburg-Osceola Area High School sent students home at about 11:30 a.m. Thursday due to a sewage backup in the school cafeteria.
Superintendent Gregg Paladina said the school district would not prepare food in the cafeteria while there is a sewage backup. He also said the school district considered having school lunches prepared from another location.
“We weren’t able to do that within a reasonable time frame,” Paladina said.
He said the early release was a precautionary measure and that the backup does not appear to be affecting any other part of the school. The district’s maintenance staff is investigating the cause of the backup.
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Paladina said the school district learned about the problem at about 10 a.m. and shortly after decided to release students early.
The school district does not anticipate canceling any after-school sports or activities, though it will continue to monitor the problem.
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