Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Brookland Elementary students temporarily relocated after Sydney flood

Record rainfall flooded Sydney school and has forced its temporary closure

CBC News Posted: Oct 12, 2016 7:18 AM AT Last Updated: Oct 12, 2016 2:47 PM AT
Students at Brookland Elementary are being temporarily relocated while officials figure out what the plan is with the flooded school. 
Sydney, N.S., was slammed by the remnants of Hurricane Matthewand a weather system off the coast of the Carolinas.
Thousands of people in Cape Breton could spend 40 hours without electricity as Nova Scotia Power works overtime to reconnect them. 
Brookland Elementary was flooded and it's not clear when it will reopen.
In the meantimes, the Cape Breton-Victoria Regional School Board says students in Grade Primary to Grade 3 will be temporarily relocated to Harbourside Elementary and students in Grade 4 and 5 will be temporarily relocated to Shipyard Elementary.
The students from Brookland will still remain with their teachers during the relocations.
"At this point in time we are determining the logistics of transportation and of moving furniture and classroom materials with a view to having the relocation completed within the next week," said Michelle MacLeod, speaking for the school board.
The board has scheduled meetings for parents of the affected schools for Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. at the following locations: 
  • Brookland Elementary parents at Sherwood Park Education Centre cafeteria entrance
  • Harbourside Elementary parents at Harbourside
  • Shipyard Elementary parents at Sherwood Park Education Centre cafeteria entrance
The board said it will provide more information as the situation unfolds.


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