Centerville schools set to resume classes following fire
Some Heartland high school students are heading back to class after an extended January break due to fire.
The fire broke-out last Thursday at Centerville High School, which has not had class since. Everyone was evacuated safely from the school, but it has taken a week to get the building back into shape after smoke damage.
The fire was found in the teachers' lounge. Investigators said it started in an electrical outlet and spread to a nearby couch. No foul play is suspected.
Now, Centerville Superintendent Anthony Ryan says Centerville Community Schools will have school Thursday. Ryan says Centerville high school will be on a two-hour delay.
The preschool through 8th grade will begin at normal start time.
Buses will pick up preschool through 8th grade at normal bus stop times. For high school students, the buses will run a second route that is on the two-hour delay schedule. All high school students are to report to the auditorium once they arrive at school.
Ryan also says all school district staff are to report to work at normal work times for a regularly scheduled day tomorrow. Centerville High School staff will have access to the building beginning at 6 p.m. Wednesday.