North Branch Middle School Opens On-Time After August Tornado

Tuesday, September 8th, 2009 at 9:21 am

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North Branch Middle School took the brunt of a tornado that blew threw the city on August 19th.  Tuesday, the school opened for class.

Parts of the school are still blocked off as repairs continue, but Superintendent Deb Henton says shes is glad to see classes start on schedule.

Superintendent Henton talks about the repair process:

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The tornado caused damage to the roof, water pipes, and several bleachers.  The cost of the damage remains unknown.  Henton says the insurance companies are working with the contractors to come up with final figures.  Henton adds that the school started the process of revising its emergency procedures prior to the tornado, but says the school is taking a further steps to ensure the safety of students and teachers.

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Henton described the first day of school as “great,” and says teachers and students are both eager to get back to class.

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