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 www.philasd.org/capitalprograms/healthy-schools/.

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