Oxford Superintendent Discusses Recent Flooding

By: Zachary Meseck

Oxford superintendent discusses recent flooding (Zachary Meseck photo)

OXFORD – On the evening of June 19, extremely heavy rainfall caused flash flooding in the Oxford area. Officials said the school district was affected although it remains open for regularly scheduled classes, Regents exams, and year-end special events.

According to Oxford Academy and Central School District Superintendent Shawn Bissetta nine Oxford roads were closed by officials this morning, which means our buses were not able to pick up students who live on Stafford Road, Rounds Road, Basswood Road, Wilcox Road, Brooksbank Road, Cosen Road, Gospel Hill Road, Bradley Hill Road, and Midland Hill Road. Bissetta said families with students along those routes were notified, and all other bus routes ran as usual, however, and buses arrived at school on time.

"Fast-moving water near the Primary and High School campus also caused some damage to our grounds," said Bissetta. "The inside of the Primary School is fine, but the playground is unusable and will remain closed until further notice.

"Walkways near the Primary School are also closed pending repairs and a return to safe conditions."

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