Sunday, September 19, 2010
Baxter Elementary Students Could Soon Move Back
Officials hope to get the all-clear from the state fire marshal's office this week to move Baxter Elementary School students back into their school, which was closed after officials found electrical issues in the building. They say they have also found out that the contractor who did the original work some fifty years ago is dead. The kindergarten through 4th grade students have been taken to Cornerstone Middle School and Upperman High School since the 20th of last month when flood damage revealed that the original contractor apparently replaced copper wiring with aluminum wiring in an effort to save money. Officials say the building is now being re-wired to bring it up to the applicable code.