Tornado-Damaged Schools Will Not Reopen For Next School Year

Tornado-Damaged Schools Will Not Reopen For Next School Year

8:58am Jun 07, 2018
Crews work to restore electricity following the April tornado that swept through Greensboro. Officials announced that three elementary schools damaged by the storm will not reopen next year. DAVID FORD/WFDD

Officials say schools damaged by a tornado in Greensboro will not reopen for the next academic year.

Guilford County Schools Superintendent Sharon Contreras told families at meetings Wednesday that students will not return next year to Erwin Montessori, Peeler and Hampton elementary schools which were damaged in the April tornado. 

School officials are working with the district's insurance company to determine what it will pay for the damage. They didn't say what work needs to be done to the buildings.

Contreras says a process that includes soliciting proposals from contractors would extend any project longer than the time remaining before school starts.

Staff and students from the three elementary schools have been relocated to three others. The district is unsure where those displaced will be for the 2019-20 school year.

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