LaMoure to hold some classes in VeronaSeventh- through 12th-graders at LaMoure Public School will attend classes at the former school in Verona when classes resume Wednesday, LaMoure’s superintendent said.
Seventh- through 12th-graders at LaMoure Public School will attend classes at the former school in Verona when classes resume Wednesday, LaMoure’s superintendent said.
Mitch Carlson canceled class at LaMoure Monday and today after a fire in the school’s family and consumer sciences classroom destroyed the classroom and caused damage to the school Friday evening. Carlson announced the location change at a parent and student meeting Monday.
Carlson said parents were receptive to the location change.
“They know we’re in a crisis event basically,” he said.
The fire started because of a short in one of the family and consumer science classroom’s refrigerators, he said. Family and consumer sciences is similar to home economics. Those classrooms typically include ovens, refrigerators and other appliances.
Carlson said he’s still unsure of the value of the damage, but renovations will take at least four weeks. Until then, the 140 or so students in grades 7-12 will attend class at the former Verona school which is now the Bear Creek Inn, located about 11 miles west of La-Moure.
“All classes will go on,” Carlson said, including family and consumer sciences, as the Bear Creek Inn has a kitchen area students can use for classroom work.
Buses will run as usual Wednesday.
The kindergarten through sixth-graders’ classes and schedules should run as usual as well with the exception of lunch. Because of the fire, students will cross the street and attend lunch at Zoar Lutheran Church instead.
Carlson said the school will not need to hold make-up days because of the two days of canceled class.
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