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Clements, Blue Springs students head back to class

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Power was restored at Clements High School (construction site, pictured) and Blue Springs Elementary Tuesday night. Power was restored at Clements High School (construction site, pictured) and Blue Springs Elementary Tuesday night.
LIMESTONE COUNTY, AL (WAFF) -

Classes will resume Thursday for two Limestone County Schools damaged in the April 28 storms.

Following the restoration of power at Blue Springs Elementary and Clements High School on Tuesday night, safety tests were performed on vital systems, including air conditioning units, at both schools.

District leaders said Clements High School had little damage and that Blue Springs bared the brunt of the storm's damage.

The county school system is working with the State Board of Education for an altered curriculum to allow classes to wrap up and high school seniors to graduate on-time. Students at both schools were granted an exemption from state testing, which was due to begin this week.

More than 100 students from both schools are homeless after last week's storms, but the school system is developing a number of programs to assist those kids and their families.

The district collaborated with Clements Baptist Church to make daycare available to families in the impact zone, so parents can focus on cleaning up.

The Angel Tree program will be launched next week. It allows displaced students to list items they need for school. Community members will be able to call the district to find out what those items are.

If you would prefer to donate monetarily, Limestone County Schools Foundation has partnered with Compass Bank to create an account called 'Friends of Limestone County,' where donations will help those students from Blue Spring and Clements.

"Those monies will be made available to the principals of those two schools and will be applied towards the needs of those kids that have been displaced," said Limestone County Schools Superintendent Dr. Tom Sisk.

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