School To Resume In Lincoln County On Monday

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School To Resume In Lincoln County On Monday

CREATED May 2, 2014
LINCOLN COUNTY, Tenn. – Schools in Lincoln County will reconvene Monday after closing for four days following two tornadoes that left behind destruction throughout the county.

Lincoln County School officials said students and faculty at South Lincoln Elementary, which was badly damaged in the storm, will report to Flintville Elementary School for the rest of the school year. South Lincoln Elementary will be closed until next school year.

“Flintville students will arrive to school just as they always do in the morning. Their buses will run as normal if the roads are open for them to be traveled. Then, we will get them out of the building or to childcare facilities, and then South Lincoln will come in at 11:30 and they will stay to 3:30,” said Lincoln County Director of Schools Dr. Wanda Shelton.

A statement from the school district said, in part: “We are one community, one family, and we were of one heart on this---our team should be together for the next 3 weeks. FES and SLES communities were hard hit and this impacts our feeder schools at NGA LCHS. We have a plan that will work. We want your support. We will have things we have to adjust, but we are working for our students and our community.”

Bus drivers are exploring their routes to make sure all the roads are clear. They will do a final drive through Sunday.

School officials are concerned about getting students to school and making them comfortable. End-of-the-year and TCAP testing are scheduled for next week.

“We will be taking Monday and just doing a run through. Monday will be a practice day. How will transportation work? How will the split day work? And on Tuesday we will begin the testing with our social studies test in all our schools county-wide,” said Dr. Shelton.

Starting Friday, parents can call their child’s school if they have any questions about schedules or transportation.

For more information on specific details, go to http://www.lcdoe.org/.

The National Weather Service said an EF-3 and an EF-2 touched down Monday night in Lincoln County. Two people were killed.