Water leak damages Tempe non-profit special needs school

Posted at 4:14 PM, Jun 13, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-13 21:54:55-04

A Tempe school serving the autism community is in deep water after a major water leak damaged the campus.

The St. Dominic Savio Academy, a K-12 school, discovered a water leak in the school on June 11th. Fourteen rooms treated for early intervention treatment and sensory needs, administrative offices, and classrooms were covered in 2-3 inches of water that spread through the whole building. 

Teaching materials, furniture, picture book library, teacher office supplies,  and sensory equipment needed for therapy services were also damaged. 

School officials said the cost to replace the damaged furniture and materials is at least $6,500. They said they rely on community and family donations and the expenses from the water leak exceed the school's budget. 

The school was forced to close down for at least a week as they work on an emergency relocation area. 

They are asking for donations to help fix and open the school back up.