Union-Endicott High School is expected to be closed for several weeks for an asbestos abatement project.

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School district officials say asbestos-based ceiling tiles in parts of the building will be removed as part of scheduled capital project work.

The school on East Main Street will be closed to visitors starting July 7. The building will remain shut down until the project is finished in August.

Officials say the athletics portion of the school will be sealed off and is to stay open until mid-July. Groups using that part of the building will be advised of the closure by the athletic department.

Summer school, high school offices and guidance counselors will be housed temporarily at Jennie F. Snapp Middle School on Loder Avenue.

The capital project work was approved by school district voters last December.