State flood report: 3 schools won’t open this fall

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State flood report: 3 schools won’t open this fall
By Jeff Jenkins, WV MetroNews

Monday afternoon’s flood recovery report from the state Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management said three schools would not be opening in the fall because of flood damage.

The report lists Herbert Hoover High School and Clendenin Elementary School in Kanawha County and H.E. White Elementary in Clay County.

Herbert Hoover Principal Mike Kelly told MetroNews last week even though it may not be possible to start school on time at his school, students, teachers and staff will be together somewhere.

“Hoover will reopen, and we’re going to be back stronger than ever,” Kelly vowed. “We may or may not be able to do that in early August, or we might be a few weeks or a month behind getting back in this building. But our kids are going to go to school together in this community.”