McClure Elementary School to Close Fri., Dec. 20 and Mon., Dec. 23

Posted on December 19, 2019
Categories: Press Releases

Alexander McClure Elementary School will be closed tomorrow, Friday, Dec. 20, and Monday, Dec. 23.

The School District of Philadelphia’s top priority remains to provide a healthy, safe and welcoming learning environment for all students and staff. The decision to close the school comes out of an abundance of caution — the same day the District’s Office of Environmental Management & Services (OEMS) identified an imminent hazard involving damage to asbestos-containing pipe insulation at the school.

Abatement work will be completed, and air testing and cleaning in the building will also be conducted before students and staff re-occupy the building. Results of the air quality tests will be available on the District’s website at

Families, media and the public are urged to monitor the school’s website at, in addition to the District website at, for updated information.