Sharon Elementary School back open Monday after Friday cleaning

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Published: Jan. 26, 2023 at 10:51 PM EST
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CLIFTON FORGE, Va. (WDBJ) - UPDATE: “Sharon Elementary School will reopen for classes Monday, January 30, 2023, according to Alleghany Highlands Public Schools.

The school division reports it will continue to monitor the situation and coordinate with the Virginia Department of Health and extermination service, saying the building has been continually monitored over the weekend.

ORIGINAL STORY: Sharon Elementary School is closed Friday after rodents were found in the building.

In a news release, Alleghany Highlands Public Schools says it is addressing this “out of an abundance of caution to protect the health and wellbeing of our students and staff.”

While the school is closed, maintenance staff will address the issue and remove the rodents.

AHPS says it is working with the Virginia Department of Health and other regulatory agencies to ensure proper steps are taken to clean the school, and is taking measures to prevent future problems with rodents.

A decision on whether there will be school Monday will be announced by 7 p.m. Sunday.