MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Kirby High School will be closed once again due to a rodent problem.
The school was closed for four days last week because of the infestation of rats, and school officials said the school was ready to go Tuesday when students returned to class.
However, Shelby County Schools said Kirby will be closed for the rest of the week due to “pest issues.”
Clean-up crews had spent the majority of Labor Day weekend working to fix the infestation at the school.
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According to officials, SCS poured thousands of dollars into repairs:
- 700 ceiling tiles were replaced
- 200 linear feet of insulation has been replaced
- Estimated cost to address the issue is approx. $20,000
- Pest Control, Maintenance, Custodial and Grounds teams have clocked approximately 800 hours of work in this project
SCS announced Wednesday that “signs of a pest issue were discovered in one area of the building” on Wednesday.
It is unclear when the school will be reopened at this point.
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