School Closings Due to Water Main Break

By Sarah Glover
|  Monday, Dec 23, 2013  |  Updated 5:39 PM EDT
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A Franford water main break caused at least 40 schools and daycares to close.

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A Franford water main break caused at least 40 schools and daycares to close.

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The School District of Philadelphia announced the closing of dozens of schools due to a major water main break in Northeast Philadelphia.

Due to a water main break near Frankford and Torresdale Avenues The School District of Philadelphia will have to close several schools affected by the lack of water pressure. The following schools will close at 11:30 a.m.:

High Schools
Ben Franklin High School
Central High School
Edison High School
Fels High School
Frankford High School
Franklin Learning Center
Lincoln High School
Masterman High School
Parkway Center City
Parkway Northwest
Philadelphia Military Academy
PLA North

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Middle Schools
Clemente Middle School
Feltonville Arts & Sciences
Meehan Middle School

Early Childhood Center
Rivera Early Childhood Center

Elementary Schools
Bache-Martin Elementary
Barton Elementary
Cramp Elementary
Deburgos Elementary
Dunbar Elementary
Elkin Elementary
Forrest Elementary
Hartranft Elementary
Hopkinson Elementary
John Marshall Elementary
Juniata Park Elementary
McClure Elementary
McKinley Elementary
Munoz-Marin Elementary
Potter Thomas Elementary
Sheridan Elementary
Sheppard Elementary
Solis Cohen Elementary
Spruance Elementary
Taylor Elementary
Thurgood Marshall Elementary
Waring Elementary
Welsh Elementary
Zeigler Elementary

Special Needs Students
Special needs students who receive transportation services will be dropped off at a SDP receiving center if there is no parent/guardian or a responsible adult available to receive him/her at the time of the drop off. Information will be left at the drop-off location with instructions about which center to call for pick-up arrangements. The receiving centers are listed below:

Northeast High School
215-728-5022

Widener Memorial School
215-456-0121

Chester Arthur Elementary
215-875-3425

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