Oakland suffers water damage

Published 9:24 pm Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Oakland Elementary School has canceled its orientation scheduled for Thursday due to water damage after recent rains.

Roof repairs were under way before a low-pressure system brought several inches of rain to Suffolk on Tuesday, school division spokeswoman Bethanne Bradshaw wrote in an email on Tuesday afternoon.

“However, because the repair process had not been completed, the roof leaked and caused water damage to the library and several classrooms,” Bradshaw added.

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There was no flooding, but carpet was damaged and some classroom supplies were soaked, she said.

Classrooms will be ready on Tuesday, the first day of school, but clean-up continues this week.

Parents will have the chance to walk students to their classroom on the first day of school to meet their child’s teacher and bring in school supplies. Students will bring home all necessary forms and notices on Tuesday.

The school will hold a meet and greet from 6 to 7 p.m. on Sept. 12.