A weekend fire left about 500 Vancouver students with no classrooms of their own. At least for the time being. After Crestline Elementary burned down, the Evergreen School District is scrambling to accommodate the kids at other schools throughout the area.
The receiving schools are busy Tuesday moving furniture and gathering supplies to prepare for the additional students on Thursday.
Carol Fenstermacher is the Director of Community Relations for the school district, and says it has been a herculean effort on the part of the entire community.
Carol Fenstermacher: “Everybody in the district has really stepped up and said OK, this is what we’re gonna do. We want those kids in class on Thursday and it doesn’t matter how many hours it takes, we’re gonna get it done.”
The planning also means new bus routes, to accommodate all students commuting in from their usual stops. The district is also, trying to manage calls and emails from people who want to make donations.