The Portland School District is temporarily relocating Bayside Learning Community staff and students to other buildings after a water main break over the weekend damaged the building, officials said Tuesday.

The damage at 28 Portland St. will require moving the students to Portland High School and East End Community School for about a month, while facilities employees repair the damage, according to a statement from the district.

The school serves 36 students with emotional and/or mental health diagnoses and has 25 staff members.

“These types of transitions can be difficult for staff, parents, and, most importantly, for students,” Superintendent Xavier Botana said. “I want to thank the staff at all three buildings. They are perfect examples of what it looks like to be collaborative, responsive, and student-centered members of a team. After the initial shock, they have rolled up their sleeves and taken initiative to figure out how to make this work.”

The Bayside school shares a single three-story building with the district’s central administrative offices, which are located upstairs and uses an address of 353 Cumberland Ave. The former Goodwill Industries building was purchased for $3.6 million in 2013 to house the administrative offices, which were then at Casco Bay High School, and Bayside Learning Community, formerly known as the West Program, which was in leased space in Falmouth.

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