Some Greenville Co. Schools Without Power

Update From the District Office

Seth Stokes
September 12, 2017 - 11:18 am

From GCS Spokesperson, Beth Brotherton:

Our ICE team was out this morning between 8am and 10am doing damage assessments.  The good news is we have no significant damage to our schools.  There are some non-essential items like shade shelters on playgrounds that are broken or blown over.  There are trees down and debris in parking lots and car line areas at some schools.  Each school has maintenance teams out clearing the areas that are school district property.

The greater challenge still posed this morning is power outages and downed trees on city/county roadways.

I am attaching five photos taken by team members at or near our schools or offices.  We will meet again this afternoon after a second round of assessments and communication with city/county officials and Duke Power.  There is no timeline for a Wednesday decision.  We will give parents as much notice as possible.

At this point we plan to use the two of the three make-up days that are built into our school calendar, but because the Governor declared a state of emergency there is some chance those days will simply be forgiven.

Schools/Offices without power as of 10:30 am Tuesday:

Central Office

Slater Marietta Elementary

Blue Ridge High

Blue Ridge Middle

East North Street Academy

Greenville Middle

West Greenville Alternative

Tanglewood Middle

Ellen Woodside Elementary

Riley Child Development Center


Storm Related Power Outages Yesterday that have since been restored:

Gateway Elementary

Hughes Middle Academy

Blythe Academy

Woodmont Middle

Ralph Chandler Middle

Plain Elementary

Golden Strip Child Development Center


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