Centerville HS dismisses early due to outage; Classes to resume on time Wednesday



Classes at Centerville High School will resume on time Wednesday after a power outage on Tuesday forced the school to send students home early.

Centerville Schools spokeswoman Sarah Swan said the cause of the outage that knocked out power to the entire building has been found, and that maintenance staff and electrical contractors are working on a repair. The problem is isolated to a power line running to the stadium, and contractors are working to replace parts of it, she said in an evening update posted on social media.

All electrical lines to the school itself have been tested and are operational, so classes will resume on time. If extracurricular activities will be affected, Swan said the coach or adviser would reach out to parents.

Officials found out about a partial power outage at the high school Tuesday morning when students already were on the way to the school, Swan said. Later, the power at the whole school went out. At that point, the students were moved to the stadium and were dismissed using buses, parent pickup and, for some kids, walking home.

All other schools remained in session on normal schedules, the district posted on social media. The high school students did not need to log in for online learning.

High school families were alerted to the early dismissal through the “ParentSquare” system. Swan said the initial notice about the partial power outage went out about 7:15 a.m. and the dismissal instructions went out about 10 a.m.

“We were very grateful for everyone’s cooperation and understanding,” Swan said.