Classes are canceled today for all students of Elyria Schools due to a major utility failure.
Electricity is out at Elyria High School and the ripple effect is the loss of breakfast and lunch to all students in the district, said Amy Higgins, district spokeswoman.
Elyria High is home to the district's central kitchen, where all meals in the district are prepared. More than 60 percent of students eat meals provided by the district.
Repair persons are at the high school assessing the problem, Higgins said. As of yet, there is no timetable for when the power will be restored. The power outage is only at Elyria High School; nearby residents are not affected.
The districtwide closure does not pertain to students who attend Lorain County Joint Vocational School or Early College. Busing will be provided for those students.
Elyria Catholic High School posted on Twitter that it is not affected by the utility problem and will be open today.
Elyria Catholic is open today; Elyria City Schools are closed due to a water issue at the high school; EC not impacted and is open today.
— Elyria Catholic (@echspanthers) January 13, 2014