Hundreds of Binghamton children who had expected to attend classes at Calvin Coolidge Elementary School on the city's East Side are starting their school year elsewhere.

The Coolidge building on Robinson Street won't open for weeks until an asbestos removal project has been completed.

The asbestos project prompted the school district to assign Coolidge students to four other buildings around Binghamton.

Kindergarten classes are being held at Roosevelt Elementary on Ogden Street.

First grade classes are at Wilson Elementary on Prospect Street.

Second, third and fourth grade students are being taught at Columbus School on Hawley Street downtown.

Fifth grade classes are taking place at East Middle School on East Frederick Street.

It's not known when the asbestos cleanup at Coolidge will be finished.