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Gadsden ISD campuses closed today due to water quality issues in Doña Ana County

SUNLAND PARK, NM (KVIA) -- Gadsden ISD will hold remote classes today, December 4, due to the water quality concerns. 

The affected campuses include:

  • Sunland Park Pre-K
  • Riverside Elementary
  • Desert View Elementary
  • Santa Teresa Middle School
  • GAC On-Track PreK
  • Santa Teresa Elementary
  • Santa Teresa High School
  • La Union Elementary

The selected campuses listed above will begin Monday's instruction after a two hour delay to allow students to retrieve their Chromebooks.

Superintendent Travis Dempsey says they will check their water today to ensure it is safe before the students go back to campus, “We want to be sure that we have all that flushed out and we don't, you know, try to rush back into this and then end up alarming parents and alarming and maybe exposing our kids to something that we just we don't want to take that risk.”

Dempsey also says students, in the campuses affected, will be provided water bottles for the remainder of the week once they go back on campus.

Officials with the Camino Real Regional Utility Authority provided an update on the quality of the water in Sunland Park and Santa Teresa on Sunday, saying all areas have been cleared to use tap water expect for Valencia Park, Valle Valencia, and Santa Teresa Industrial Park. 

Residents affected by the water issues can still pass by the Sunland Park Sports Complex to pick up free bottled water today.

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