Start of school delayed for Ross Elementary in Odessa due to smoke

ODESSA, Tx. (KOSA) -- Ector County ISD has delayed the start of school for Ross Elementary on Friday morning because of smoke in the building.

The following comes from ECISD:

We have made the decision to delay the start of school at Ross Elementary this morning. As of now, school will start at 8:30 a.m.

There is some smoke inside the building and we have not been able to determine the source yet.

Odessa Fire & Rescue and our maintenance department are there working on the issue. We are doing a parent phone call and other public notifications asking Ross parents – if they can – to keep their kids at home until 8:30 a.m.

We will find an alternative place for kids who ride buses or must be dropped off early. We will post updates as we learn more.