S&S gets help from a neighbor

By: Emi FitzGerald Email
By: Emi FitzGerald Email

SADLER/ SOUTHMAYD, Tex. -- The surrounding community is pulling together to find a place for S&S elementary students after high winds ripped the roof off the school building.

S&S school administrators say when they saw the damage to the elementary they knew they wouldn't be able to hold classes here for the rest of the semester.

So other area districts volunteered to help.

In addition to the roof being peeled off of the building in some areas, last night's heavy rains also caused damage inside to computers, furniture, and other equipment.

S&S superintendent Bill Gentzel says Callisburg ISD officials offered eight classrooms at their elementary school in Woodbine, and Gentzell happily accepted their offer.

The school was recently expanded, and contractors left extra space in preparation for future growth.

It’s that extra space where first and third graders from S&S will attend class.

"We’ll be able to pull our buses up and drop our students off and it's not going to disrupt their schools as it's going on. So, this is a great situation for us and for Callisburg," said S&S superintendent Bill Gentzell.

Bill Genztell says only classes at S&S Elementary School are canceled for the rest of the week, and starting next Monday some students will meet at First Baptist in Southmayd, others in portables, and the first and third graders will meet in the S&S gym at their regular start time and then ride in buses over to the elementary school in Woodbine.


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