JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - School district maintenance staff and plumbing contractors are working to repair a sewer line that ruptured near Callaway High School. At this time, they are unable to give a completion date on the project.
According to Sherwin Johnson, Executive Director of Public and Media Relations for Jackson Public Schools, restrooms that are impacted have been temporarily closed until repairs are completed. Students and staff are being directed to operable restrooms in the school, including portable restrooms that have been placed on school grounds.
Johnson says the Food Service Department follows its standard operating procedures at all schools affected by boil water notices and low water pressure. This includes: the boiling of water, use of sanitizer, serving of sacked lunches with fresh fruits and vegetables, and clean drinking water to students and staff.
Johnson has also said that next year, part of a $65 million dollar bond will be used to address the needs of Callaway High along with other Jackson public schools.