All Limestone Co. schools expected to resume Thursday - WAFF-TV: News, Weather and Sports for Huntsville, AL

Classes at Clements, Blue Springs expected to resume Thursday

Blue Springs Elementary and Clements High Schools will be excused from state testing. Blue Springs Elementary and Clements High Schools will be excused from state testing.
LIMESTONE COUNTY, AL (WAFF) -

Officials with the City of Athens said Tuesday night that power has been restored to Blue Springs Elementary and Clements High Schools. School officials said they hope that all schools in the system will be operational by Thursday.

Officials with the Federal Emergency Management Agency said the school district suffered over $500,000 worth of damage.

The school system also released official numbers of students and faculty members left homeless after April 28 storms.

49 Blue Springs Elementary students have been reported, along with 55 students from Clements High School. 17 faculty and staff members from both schools are also without a home or have had their homes severely damaged.

Tuesday, Dr. Tommy Bice, Alabama State Superintendent of Schools, granted Limestone County Schools' request for a waiver which will excuse both schools from state testing, which was due to begin this week.

The district and the state are working on a modified curriculum so that when students return to their classrooms, classes can be completed and seniors can graduate on-time.

"We are going to make that happen," said Limestone County Superintendent Dr. Tom Sisk. "They are going to graduate and we are going to move forward."

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