A water main break in front of the Cooper County R-IV school building caused school to close on Monday. Students will return on Tuesday, and bottled water will be provided.
School in Bunceton will be back in session on Tuesday after crews were able to fix a broken water main Monday morning.
The Cooper County R-IV school will be under a boil water advisory for 48 hours, so the school will be providing bottled water for students and staff to drink, Superintendent Dr. Kathryn Anderson said just after noon on Monday.
The school was closed on Monday after the water main, which runs underground right in front of the school building, burst. Anderson said there was no damage to the school building, but they lost a tree and have a “beautiful, big hole in the ground,” where crews dug down to fix the pipe. They had to navigate around some fiber optic cables to get the pipe fixed, but everything is ready to go for school on Tuesday, Anderson said.