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Schools team up to gather supplies for West Liberty school

A new , temporary, elementary school is being built in West Liberty. Some schools in Lexington are working to make sure that when students in West Liberty return to class, they'll have all the supplies they'll need.

Principal Amy McVey knew she and her fellow educators in Fayette County could help their colleagues in the tornado damaged town. She says schools from across the state are sending aid to West Liberty Elementary. They began by pinpointing the exact needs of the school.

"They're dealing with just the day to day issues. And we didn't want our support to become a headache for them, so we wanted to make sure we gave them specifically what they needed," McVey.

Those needs are being broken up among several schools in Lexington. Rosa Parks and Wellington are collecting dry erase markers and white boards. Cassidy Elementary is sending books and Veterans Park is supplying construction paper.

"Everybody just wants to help, and the bottom line is we want to make sure our help is useful"

All of the supplies will be gathered up on Friday and delivered to the school Saturday. School officials in West Liberty hope to reopen on March 19th.


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