No school before Sept. 27th
By By MICHELE GERLACH Publisher
Brewton City Schools, Escambia County Schools, and Jefferson Davis Community College will be closed through the end of this week, Friday, Sept. 24, and school officials aren't optimistic that school will be in session next week.
While Smith said parents who wanted to seek the comforts of electricity with friends and families in other communities could be assured school would not be in session this week, no decision on next week's football game had been reached when The Standard went to press, and T.R. Miller head coach Jamie Riggs was planning to hold football practice Monday morning.
T.R. Miller High School appeared to be the only city school that was damaged during the storm. Part of the roof came off of the science building, Smith said, and there was damage to Tiger Stadium.
Smith said the roof damage at T.R. Miller "looks worse than it is."
Escambia County Superintendent Buck Powell said all county schools except Escambia County Middle School in Atmore sustained major damage.
Jefferson Davis Community College president Dr. Susan McBride said classes will resume no earlier than Monday, Sept. 27.
Personnel should report to work as soon as power is restored, she said.
The Brewton campus sustained minimal structural damage, she said. However, Lakeview, the college's housing complex, was heavily damaged. Only 18 of the 40 rooms are considered habitable, she said.
About 30 students were in the dorms when the storm hit, but none were injured, she said. By Friday evening, all of them had returned to their families' homes.