GREENSBORO, NC -- A Guilford County Schools employee is home after spending a week in Puerto Rico, helping reopen schools.

Julius Monk is one of eight school leaders from across the county that helped schools that were still closed after Hurricane Maria hit 54 days ago.

The team visited schools to ensure they were safe to re-open and gave the all clear! Monk said they were able to open 20 of the 35 schools they visited! Monk said the process of reopening schools in Puerto Rico is important because education is important everywhere.

He also pointed out that its almost been two months since Hurricane Maria hit and many places are still without power and water, but communities have pulled together to re-open their schools. He said he wants people to remember Puerto Rico as they're still on the road to recovery.