CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - Students who are attending Riverview East Academy will temporarily be relocated beginning Friday, March 11 due to flooding from the Ohio River.
Students will have school at the former Burton Elementary School at 876 Glenwood Avenue.
School employees and district facilities employees spent Thursday preparing the building for classes.
"We believe every day of instruction is important, especially in the critical time before state testing," said Mary Ronan, superintendent, "So we decided to move students to another school building where learning could continue. I appreciate the extraordinary efforts of our committed staff in making this happen."
Students who ride the bus to school will be picked up and dropped off at their normal stops. Walkers and car riders are asked to gather at the ball field on Stanley Avenue at the intersection of Kellogg Avenue by 7:00 a.m. They will then be taken by bus to Burton Elementary School. After school is dismissed, walkers and car riders will be dropped off at the same location at approximately 2:30 p.m.
The relocation will continue until the flood waters recede.
This is the first time that river conditions have caused a school to temporarily relocate since 2006.