Robeson County Schools unsure of reopening date

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Banks, Alicia. "Robeson County Schools unsure of reopening date." Fayetteville Observer [Fayetteville, NC] October 27, 2016.

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After Hurricane Matthew, and the damage it caused, Robeson County Schools officials don’t know when the schools will reopen to students. All 42 of the schools are still being tested for air quality.

One other reason for the delay is that 89 roads in Robeson County are either impacted or damaged. Some schools had over three feet of water for more than a week, so cleaning and carpet removal is still being done. Mobile units will be used to replace classrooms at some locations.

The district’s central office staff relocated to COMtech Business Park since the storm. Many of the departments were covered in several feet of water.

With some schools almost ready to open, officials are considering opening those before others, but a final decision has not been made.

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