DELTONA, Fla. -

A small sinkhole that opened up inside of Deltona High School will likely keep students and teachers out of the band and chorus rooms during the first few weeks of school.

Officials say a school employee noticed the sinkhole in late June.

The Daytona Beach News-Journal reported the school's auditorium was initially threatened, but workers have determined the area is safe. Music students will likely have classes in the auditorium when school starts Aug. 18.

The school board has authorized the school district to use $400,000 to fix the problem. Work will probably continue through September.

So far workers have placed 24 of 41 pilings to shore up the music building. They plan to line the edges with concrete, then fill in the rest.