Ocracoke students back in class one month after Dorian

OCRACOKE, N.C. (WITN) - Students on Ocracoke Island are returning to the classroom one month after Hurricane Dorian.

School officials say classes will be in different, temporary locations Monday as repairs are ongoing.

Pre-school, kindergarten and first grade classrooms will be held at Ocracoke Child Care, grades 2-5 will be held at the elementary school and grades 6-12 will be held at the North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching.

Start and end times are staggered to help families who may need to go to multiple school locations. Parents are encouraged to carpool because parking is limited.

Ocracoke suffered the most damage from the storm that made landfall on the Outer Banks September 6.

Ocracoke School was flooded with more than three feet of water. Hyde County School Superintendent Stephen Basnight says the gym is still a pond and expensive equipment in other rooms remains damaged.

Students have been taking classes online with iPads from the state for the last month.



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A month after Hurricane Dorian inundated a barrier island, students still haven't been able to return to their school building.

The News & Observer reports the State Board of Education on Thursday got an overview of the storm's impact on state schools. Hyde County School Superintendent Stephen Basnight, who oversees Ocracoke School, told the board the community remains ``devastated."

Ocracoke suffered the most damage from the early September hurricane. Ocracoke School was flooded with more than 3 feet of water. Basnight said the gym is still a pond, and expensive equipment in other rooms remains damaged.

Ocracoke students have been taking classes online with the aid of iPads from the state. They're scheduled to physically return to class on Oct. 7 at different locations.