Craven Schools to remain closed through Sept. 28 due to Florence impacts

Craven County Schools will remain closed to all students and staff through Friday, Sept. 28.

Craven County continues to be under a state of emergency. Craven County Schools executive staff members, facilities and maintenance staff, and school leaders have completed the damage assessments of schools.

Current assessments include lack of power at several school sites, roof and tree damage in multiple locations, and a few schools that experienced flooding.

Four school sites continue to operate as shelters for evacuees displaced due to Hurricane Florence.

School leaders are in the process of calling to verify the location of students who have had to relocate due to damage.

Unfortunately, many school staff members, like many of students and community members, have experienced substantial flooding in their homes impacting much of their personal property.

Western Craven County continues to be threatened by rising flood waters from the Neuse and Trent rivers.

“With the uncertainty of the water rising, we continue to ask all of our families and the entire community to be cautious,” the school announced in a news release.

“We continue to be mindful of the significant losses many in our community have suffered from Hurricane Florence. We ask that you continue to keep them in your thoughts and prayers. We are encouraged by the giving hearts of our community and all who have already come out to support one another and take care of our neighbors. We are blessed with a number of organizations and school systems that have reached out to assist from across the state and the country. If you are need of assistance, please contact your school or administration via email or through social media to help coordinate the resources that are available.”

September 20th, 2018 by
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