Abernathy Independent School District Superintendent Herb Youngblood has his work cut out for him. "It's been rather busy showing people the fire, tying to find places for the kids, coordinate teachers and students supplies, make sure clean-up is all right, relocating teachers, getting kids to class. It's been a busy week," said Youngblood.
Youngblood had to relocate 200 middle school students into temporary classrooms. He even had to make room at the Administration building. He transformed boardrooms and conference rooms into four classrooms for the kids.
The city has cleared a lot directly across the street from the middle school for eight brand new portables. Those are expected to arrive on Friday.
Youngblood's plan is going accordingly. Next on the check list? Replacing damaged supplies. The community is helping on that one. On Tuesday, local Lions Club Members decided to raise money to buy new supplies for the school. "We've lived here 13 years and its always been that way. If the school needed something, this town has always seemed to bond together and help each other out," said Carley Abell, Lions Club President.
Mr. Youngblood also says Wal-Mart plans to donate lost backpacks, notebooks, pens, and pencils to the middle school students.