UPDATE: Community Helps Salvage Burned Board of Education Building

Reported by: Melanie Kendall
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Updated: 8/11 9:09 pm
A different kind of lesson was taught at Lincoln County Public schools.

And it was one of community spirit and cooperation.

Board members, teachers and the community came together to help salvage what they could from the Board of Education building that burned last Wednesday, delaying the start of school.

The fire destroyed a large part of the Board of Education Building and damaged a preschool, lunchroom and technology center, all under the same roof.

The first day of school for students was pushed back to Wednesday, August 13th.

The delay was necessary as the school board worked to get its system back up and running.

The preschool and head start program were scheduled to take place in trailers and start even later.

Teachers and staff said the fire damage was a devastating loss, but that the outpouring of community support had been overwhelming.

They said the school system is ready for the first day of school.

“You can replace all kinds of things and we were bless in that it was not any injuries and it was a slow moving fire,” said Christine Killen, LCPS Early Childhood Director.  “Our children had not started and we can always replace those things.”

There was still no word on what might have started the fire.

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