VIDEO: Napa Public Schools to Reopen Wednesday
By Katie Lyons
Tue Aug 26th, 2014 1:25pm America/Los_Angeles
NAPA (KRON) — Napa Valley Unified School District Superintendent Patrick Sweeney says Napa public schools will reopen Wednesday morning. However, Stone Bridge Charter School will remain closed due to extensive damage from Sunday’s 6.0-magnitude earthquake.
Sweeney says authorities have successfully been able to move debris from the school to other parts of the city. There were broken windows at schools and busted light fixtures. Bookcases and computers are strewn across the floor.
Sweeney says Stone Bridge Charter School has large, possibly structural cracks and fissures
on campus. It is a K-8 charter school with about 180 students. Sweeney says the school will likely reopen next week.
Elementary and middle schools will be released early on Wednesday while high schools will have a full day of classes. All classes will start Wednesday morning with earthquake drills.
California schools have a higher standard for seismic safety, which helped minimize damage despite the old age of some of the district’s schools, Sweeney said. Officials will continue to monitor the campuses for any overlooked damage.
The district will not lose state funding based on attendance because of the closures since attendance requirements are waived during emergencies, Sweeney said.
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