Area Flooding Forces Closures In Melville, Rockwood School Districts

(KMOX) – (UPDATED 5:30 p.m. Wednesday) The Mehlville School District is cancelling another day of classes Thursday due to ongoing flooding.

District officials say they will be monitoring the situation all day Thursday before they determine whether classes will be held Friday.

In addition, all Rockwood schools and district offices will remain closed Thursday, including Adventure Club and all after-school and evening activities.

Our previous reporting is as follows:

All classes are cancelled in the Mehlville School District for Wednesday.

School officials say while most of their families are not impacted by the closure of Telegraph, Lemay Ferry and Interstate 55, 20 percent of their employees live in Jefferson County and will be unable to get to school.

As a result, 22 bus routes would not have drivers.

The district says evening activities such as concerts and other school events on Wednesday evening can go on as scheduled.

Wednesday’s cancellation means the last day of school for students in Mehlville is now May 25.

In addition, all schools in the Rockwood School District will be closed Wednesday due to flooding.

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Superintendent Dr. Eric Knost made the announcement after touring flood-ravaged Eureka High School by boat with members of the U.S. Coast Guard.

He also based the decision on a conversation he had with MoDOT officials, who expressed their concerns with traffic congestion as more area roads get choked off by rising floodwaters.

MoDOT made it clear that they would prefer to keep buses off the roads.

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