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Jacobs Center to get extra scrubbing after displaced Riverview students complain about cleanliness

Classes being held in unused part of Jacobs Center
Jacobs Center to get extra scrubbing after displaced Riverview students complain about cleanliness
Posted at 5:28 PM, Feb 20, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-20 18:11:25-05

CINCINNATI -- Students from Riverview East Academy, forced out of their own school by flooding, found their temporary home to be, well, dirty.

Riverview East held classes Tuesday at Jacobs Center, "in a portion of the building that is not often used," Principal Charlene Myers said in a letter to parents.

"There were some reports today that the Jacobs Center facility cleanliness standards were not satisfactory," the letter said. "Though the facility was cleaned before our students and staff arrived this morning, as a result of those concerns, I will have extra custodial staff here this evening to address any outstanding issues."

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Riverview East is in an area of the city's East End neighborhood that's prone to flooding, along Kellogg Avenue. Although the building sits atop stilts, it was surrounded by water Tuesday. Students will be able to return to Riverview East on Monday, according to a district spokesperson.

In her letter, Myers told parents that district personnel would immediately deal with any "unsatisfactory conditions" at Jacobs Center.

"Teachers and staff are asked to report any areas that are not acceptable to me," she wrote. "I will personally address these concerns with the Facilities Team to resolve any issues."