Day Spent Cleaning; GCS Reopens Tuesday

GREENSBORO, N.C.-- Students, teachers and staff will return to school Tuesday in Guilford County School. Monday afternoon, the school system sent out a news release stating that schools would be in session and on its regular schedule.

Workers spent and school personnel spent all day Monday, cleaning up inside and outside of schools that had storm damage. GCS were closed Monday because 18 didn't have power and lots of downed trees and power lines in areas surrounding schools.

WFMY News 2 was allowed inside Allen Middle School in Greensboro, one of the hardest hit schools. Crews spent the day trying to clean up water and ceiling tile damage.

"Custodians arrived first and communicated that we had several rooms that were damaged. I wasn't aware of how damaged until I saw water standing on the floor and ceiling tiles down. So, we have about four rooms that are damaged pretty badly," said Dr. Shelia Gorham, Allen Middle School's principal.

According to Gorham, there were four classrooms damaged. She also said, there were some food in the school cafeteria that was lost due to the power outage.

Allen Middle School was one of several schools that kept workers busy Monday. School officials are planning to have crews working throughout the week to ensure things inside and outside school buildings are returned back to normal.

To the East of Guilford County, students will get another day of no school. School officials confirmed late Monday that because of downed trees and power lines, school will not be in session on Tuesday, March 11.


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