Greene Middle Gets Ready For New Year Following Tornado

Teachers and administrators at Greene County Middle School are preparing to start the new school year in modular units after their school was destroyed by a tornado in April.

The modular units will serve as Greene County Middle School for the next 18 to 24 months, according to superintendent Dr. Patrick Miller.

The units sit behind what's left of Greene County Middle School and are referred to as the modular village. Dr. Miller says there are nine buildings, including a cafeteria and a kitchen. He says teachers began unpacking and organizing their rooms Monday, and says the quality of education will remain as high as it was under the old middle school's roof.

Dr. Miller says since the buildings are modular units, school officials will have to be more careful and quicker to act during severe weather - meaning there could be more early dismissals than in the past.

Workers are still finishing up building the covered walkways at the modular village. Dr. Miller says the units will be 100 percent complete by the time school begins on august 25th.

Students and parents can tour the modular units and meet teachers at an open house August 23rd.

Miller says the old school is being renovated and could be ready for use as early as January 2013.

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