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No heat at Benton leads to sharing classrooms at Bryan

Friday, January 25, 2013

Bryan first grader Kerrigan Reed and Benton second grade student Riley Severance work together Thursday at Bryan Elementary School.
Contractors have been working this week at Benton Elementary School to repair the boiler and until Wednesday they had been able to keep the heat on at the school while they worked. On Wednesday they ran into a problem that required shutting off the heat, setting the Nevada R-5 School District scrambling to find alternative classrooms for the students from Benton.

Dr. David Stephens, R-5 superintendent, said Wednesday evening that they decided to move the students to Bryan and have them share classrooms with the first grade students.

He said that the contractor was waiting on a piece for the boiler and they did not know Wednesday if the students would be back at Benton or Thursday or not.

Book bags, backpacks and coats are piled outside classrooms.
Bryan Elementary principal Debbie Spaur said Thursday afternoon that everything had worked pretty well.

She said "the second grade students were mentoring the first grade students with their reading," having just gone through the classes there last year.

Spaur said that they brought all the teachers from Benton, the school nurse and all the cooks to help prepare lunch.

Miranda Nims, Bryan first grade, and Brandy Duncan, Benton second grade, watch as first grader Lakyn Applegate and second grader Ryley Bobbet work toghether on a reading lesson.
And they get to do it all over again today, since Spaur found out Thursday afternoon that they would be hosting the Benton students a second day.

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Too bad they didn't notify the parents and some were frantically searching for their children when they did not come home on the bus. They have called me in the past for my grandson when there was a problem. This time they did not. And they did not call his parents.

-- Posted by sam floor on Fri, Jan 25, 2013, at 8:57 AM

I am a Bryan parent and my husband and I both received phone calls from the auto system Wednesday and Thursday evenings as well as a note sent home yesterday informing us of what is going on and it was posted on the schools Facebook site. I feel like they are doing what they can.

-- Posted by chromecharger on Fri, Jan 25, 2013, at 1:25 PM

They did phone thru the outreach calls, they had on radio numerous times.. Apparantly you missed your calls or failed to update your number thru the school system b/c calls were initiated

-- Posted by allmylife on Mon, Jan 28, 2013, at 12:27 PM

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