PAISD students return to school during city-wide boil water notice, drink bottled water

Port Arthur ISD cancels class Friday due to weather-related water issues
UPDATE: The Port Arthur Independent School District is canceling classes Friday because of the city’s water issues.
District spokesperson Kristyn Cathey released the following statement Thursday evening: After assessing the water levels at each school, we have determined that we do not have enough assurance that the schools would be able to function.
Therefore, we will close school tomorrow and work with the City to get the District back on track.
The Maintenance Department will work in an effort to ensure the District is clean and safe for the students and staff to return.
PREVIOUS: The Port Arthur school district did not cancel classes but allowed parents to pick up students early as the city in under a boil water notice.
"We have had had five days home, so it is time to get back to school," Dr. Porterie said.
Dr. Porterie and his staff made sure schools were well–stocked to deal with low water pressure, supplying 10 cases of bottled water and hand sanitizer to the district’s 13 campuses.
"If I have to say, I have no problem with that," said Jacob Anderson, a sophomore student.
The Port Neches-Groves ISD superintendent also allowed parents to pick up students early.

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