Monday, August 30, 2010

Baxter Students Improvise For A Second Week

Baxter Elementary School students displaced by flooding earlier this month will spend at least one more week at Upperman High School and Cornerstone Middle School. Heavy rains from August 18th flooded parts of Baxter Elementary and damaged the building's electrical and telephone systems. The students were sent to Cornerstone Middle School, where classes were held in the auditorium while the damage was assessed. And, after officials realized the long-term nature of the repairs, Baxter Elementary students were divided between Upperman High School and Cornerstone Middle School in Baxter. Director of Schools Kathleen Airhart says an electrical engineer is evaluating the Baxter Elementary building through next week at least.