A strong odor in the building, as the Anchorage School District is labelling it, has resulted in Bobby Jefts, principal of Gruening Middle School, to order the busing of the school’s entire student population to Eagle River High School around 9:30 a.m. on Mon., March 6.
The district’s phone message alert system sent a notice to parents at about 9:50 a.m. requesting that parents pick their middle school student up at their earliest convenience. For parents unable to do so before the regular dismissal time, normal busing for GMS students will occur at the end of the school day from ERHS.
The district’s phone message alert system indicated a septic system issue.
The ECHO News received a FB message from an individual in the building that did not wish to be identified that stated, “It stinks to high heaven, so bad you can taste it. Kids and teachers upset.”