Tornado volunteers building temporary school in West Liberty

By: Andy Cunningham Email
By: Andy Cunningham Email

Efforts to rebuild and recover continue in several, storm damaged Kentucky counties.

That also means, figuring out a way to get students back to class. In a lot of areas the schools have a lot of damage.

That's the case in hard-hit Morgan County. There West Liberty Elementary suffered significant damage after last weeks tornado touched down in the Southeastern Kentucky community.

But today, volunteers were busy transforming an empty warehouse into a temporary elementary school, so students can finish out the remainder of the year.

"We are so excited, and we know we can make this work," said Vickie Oldfield, the school's principal.

Oldfield toured the facility today with her teachers, and staff, and she says, it's coming along better than she ever imagined.

"It was hard to imagine this space becoming our school, but the progress they've made is astonishing," she said.

"Our motto is expect the best and we are not just surviving we are thriving."

Volunteers from God's Pit Crew from Virginia and numerous local volunteers are working around the clock to complete the temporary school.

It's scheduled to be ready for students by Monday March 19th. The school will hold an open house the day before Sunday March 18th at 2 p.m.


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