Boil Water Order - Grimshaw/District Office/Transportation BuildingsNovember 3, 2022-
Boil Water Order for Grimshaw Elementary/District Office/Transportation Buildings
Dear Families and Staff Members:
The district was informed this evening that a boil water order has been issued for Grimshaw Elementary and the District Office/Transportation Buildings. The Onondaga County Health Department performs routine testing of our well water. A recent sample that was pulled from a sink in the district office tested positive for E. Coli bacteria. As part of the standard protocol and in the interest of everyone’s safety, the Onondaga County Health Department has issued a boil water advisory for Grimshaw Elementary and the District Office/Transportation Building.
The district will supply each classroom with bottled water. Parents may also want to send students with a bottle of drinking water from home. Drinking fountains will be disabled and sinks will be labeled that water is for handwashing only and should not be used for drinking. Our cafeteria staff will use bottled water for handwashing and any water used for food preparation will be boiled in accordance with the order from the health department.
The health department will be performing additional water testing over the coming days. I will keep everyone informed of the results of this follow up testing. Thank you for your understanding and flexibility. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at 315-529-9550.
Superintendent of Schools
LaFayette Central School District