The schools affected are:
Circle Cross Ranch, Copper Basin, Magma Ranch, Poston Butte, Skyline Ranch and Walker Butte.
We will have school for a half day as planned tomorrow, but we will be prepared with bottled water, hand washing stations and hand sanitizer in order to protect students and staff from potential contamination. If you are also able to send bottled water to school with your child tomorrow, we would appreciate the assistance.
Johnson Utilities has clarified this evening that of the 75 follow-up samples collected, only one tested positive, and that was for total coliform bacteria, rather than E. coli. While total coliform is not as serious as E. coli, it can still cause gastrointestinal discomfort and, as always, we prefer to err on the side of caution whenever any doubt exists.
We are in direct communication with Johnson Utilities and they will inform us as they receive the results of additional testing.
Thank you for your cooperation and support.