Altus School Superintendent Bob Drury said this morning that power has only been restored to a few school sites, so school is still out. However, he said that if power is restored by 3 p.m. on any given day, school will be held the next day. This will allow enough time to make arrangements for food service, etc.
“As of this morning, there is still no power to Altus Intermediate School, Will Rogers Elementary, Sunset Elementary, Roosevelt Elementary, and Altus High School only has power to the out buildings and the gym,” Drury said.
Drury also said that they have gone in and turned off the thermostats in all the schools, and as the power has come back, they have turned on 5 to 10 at a time and the heaters seem to be working.
“Our schools have tree damage just like everyone else in town,” Drury said, “but some of the schools with flat roofs have damage,” he added.
Drury said that as far as make up days go, for the time students have been out, will depend on several factors including how the state plans to handle the emergency.
“They may excuse some or all of the days, we just don’t know at this time,” Drury said.
Drury did not want to speculate at this time when the days would have to be made up.