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Rider High School Kitchen Temporarily Closed

A support beam in the Rider High School kitchen  has been found to be no longer structurally sound. Rider High School officials state that the Rider kitchen will be closed temporarily until structural engineers have an opportunity to assess the situation.
On Thursday and Friday the district will be providing sack lunches and cold breakfasts to Rider High School students at no cost. Students are also welcome to bring their own lunch from home.

From the outside the building still seems structurally sound.The cafeteria and kitchen roofs don't dip in or look damaged in any way.

According to the MGT study that was done for the school district Rider High School condition was graded at 63 out of 100. That meant the school was in poor condition. It said that the building and or a significant number of its systems are in poor condition and require major repair, renovation or replacement.  

Stay with Newschannel 6 as we bring you more updates.

This was the statement sent out by WFISD just before 5 p.m.

"It has been brought to our attention that a support beam in the Rider High School kitchen is no longer structurally sound. Because student safety is the first priority of the district, we will be closing the Rider kitchen temporarily until structural engineers have an opportunity to assess the situation. Tomorrow and Friday the district will be providing sack lunches and cold breakfasts to Rider High School students at no cost. Students are also welcome to bring their own lunch from home. The district will reassess the situation over the weekend after we have received the report from the structural engineers. We are working diligently to get this situation resolved as quickly as possible and will provide you with more information as it becomes available." WFISD

Jack Carney, Newschannel6


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