Webbers Falls Schools are still struggling to get work completed on the buildings in time for the start of school, which has been pushed back to Sept. 3.
The school buildings were heavily damaged in May’s flooding.
Paula Turley, the superintendent’s secretary, said Monday that crews have made good progress on the work. All the sheetrock work has been completed, she said, and workers are about halfway finished laying new floors. The team is also going to replace ceiling tiles and paint the buildings.
Their next big task, Turley said, is to determine how many school supplies left over from last year can be reused this school year. Staff members will have to go through them and see what they can keep. Turley said the district’s hope is that no student will have to bring supplies with them to school.
Many people have come out to help with the schools’ recovery, Turley said, but donations are still needed. You may visit any Armstrong Bank branch to donate. There is also a donation account online, which you can access by visiting the Webbers Falls Public Schools’ page.
Laura Brown, KXMX Staff Writer
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