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CLEVELAND, OH – Cleveland School District officials are acting fast after receiving word that one of its school buildings was not safe.

To ensure the safety of students and staff at Paul Laurence Dunbar, Cleveland Metropolitan School District administrators announced Thursday that they will close the building located at 3805 Terrett Avenue and will begin the process of moving students and staff to the Brooklawn school facility, located at 11801 Worthington Ave.

In the process of removing a decorative wall for refurbishing at Kentucky School, a masonry worker noticed that two structural support beams were deteriorating.

 As a precautionary measure, since the beams support the roof at the PreK-8 school, structural engineers from the Barber & Hoffman Consulting Firm are conducting an on-site survey to make recommendations for future use of the building.

Over the next few days, maintenance and custodial staff of the District will assist in relocation efforts.

Staff and teachers were informed of the situation in person and in writing Thursday and are being briefed on plans to move to the Brooklawn school facility. Parents are being notified by letter and by IVR message that Paul L. Dunbar at Kentucky will be closed Friday, Monday and Tuesday, Nov. 5, 8 and 9 as staff are transitioned to the Brooklawn facility.

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Article Courtesy of WOIO 19 Action News