The early October blizzard proved quite disruptive to students and staff at Sturgis Williams Middle school. Meade School Board members and the superintendent praised how easily the students and staff have adjusted to being in new buildings after the blizzard severely damaged the school's roof.
The board then unanimously passed an emergency declaration for the school. The superintendent says it will be useful if they want to speed the repair process up, but he doesn't think they'll need to.
He says as of now it looks like students will be back in their own building by next school year, but right now everyone is adjusting well.
"The teachers have just done a phenomenal job of making it work. The community has stepped up and they've done everything possible," said Don Kirkegaard, Meade School District Superintendent.
On Tuesday morning Superintendent Kirkegaard, the building committee, the insurance adjuster and architects will meet to lay out plans of what needs to be done to fully repair the building.