Thursday, January 16, 2014

Barrows Evacuation Today

Barrows Community,

Thank you all again for your support during our evacuation today.  Students, staff, and parents all did an amazing job and our community supports from Fire, Police, and Austin Prep were fantastic. 

Although they have narrowed down the cause of the CO levels today and are in the process of eliminating all other possibilities, I know some concerns lie in the fact that it happened twice.  I will share more information as I get it, but I do want to reassure you that although there was another evacuation today, students and staff were safe.  Our evacuation was precipitated by the CO monitor alerting us to the problem followed by a quick response from our Fire Department.  We have had no illnesses reported by students or staff and were able to quickly, safely, and efficiently evacuate.

So you are aware, after our evacuation on Tuesday the district installed 3 additional CO sensors and has had the fire department in each morning to check the levels throughout the school, which measured “0” both Wednesday and this morning.

Precautionary measures that were put in place ensured that we were able to respond quickly as soon as the CO levels increased.  As we get more information, the district will notify parents and families about the status of school tomorrow.

Thank you, as always, for your continued support.

Heather Leonard

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