Muskogee school moving buildings after sewer line collapse

Muskogee students to be in new building after a collapsed sewer line

MUSKOGEE, Okla. — The Muskogee Public School district is moving classes from one of its schools after a sewer line collapsed under the building.

Classes at Whittier Elementary were canceled Thursday and Friday for students who had to instead do “virtual days" after a bad smell in the building led them to find out about the sewer line.

Classes at Whittier Elementary are being forced out of their building for an extended period of time after a sewer collapse.
Classes at Whittier Elementary are being forced out of their building for an extended period of time after a sewer collapse. (FOX23)
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Teachers sent homework home with the students so they wouldn’t have to make up the days at a later time.

Starting Monday, Feb. 3 students will report to Harris Jobe Elementary for class. It’s an empty site used for professional development.

Students will report to Harris Jobe until Monday, March 23 as the school works to get a better idea of how long clean up and repairs will last.

They expect to have a better idea by Feb. 7.

About 40 students normally walk to Whittier who will now take a bus from there to the temporary location.

Students who ride the bus won’t see routes change.