Jan 8, 2014 7:47 PM by Akeam Ashford
St. Martin Parish school administrators say they hope by tomorrow, water pressure--and the school day--will be back to normal.
A number of parents, all with the same story, contacted KATC alleging that the bathrooms at Cecilia High School weren't working, and that students were using the restroom in five-gallon buckets.
Superintendent of schools, Lottie Beebe, says it's all a rumor. Beebe says eight parish maintenance workers have been assigned to assist schools across the parish with bathroom issues, using buckets of water to flush toilets because of the low water pressure.
"We have our custodians stationed outside the restroom as students use the toilets. Once they're done they are addressed immediately. I don't know where this is coming from, but I want to assure parents and the community that we take our responsibilities very seriously," Beebe said.
The superintendent thinks freezing temperatures are to blame.
"We are making previsions for tomorrow as well. We're going to repeat the process.
I do believe it is related to the cold temperatures, and as we move forward this week we're supposed to see an increase in temperatures. So, I think we are over the concern," Beebe said.
Beebe says she hopes full water pressure will be restored by the first bell Thursday morning.