Video: Repairs to Poole Elementary Nearly Complete
The elementary school in Dallas was damaged by the March 2 tornado. School district officials last week examined the facility, which is nearly ready for next month's start of the school year.
A new sign will be the first thing students see as they return to a school damaged by a tornado more than four months ago.
Lillian C. Poole Elementary School in Dallas was damaged in the March 2 tornado that caused destruction across Paulding County. One wing of the school had part of its roof ripped off, while several classrooms sustained mainly water damage due to the rain after the tornado’s winds. Portable units and the school’s sign also were damaged by the severe weather.
Despite the damage, efforts from work crews and staff allowed the school to resume normal operations the next school day.
Last week, officials with Paulding County Schools toured the facility to examine many of the repairs made. The district now has only a few finishing touches to complete to have the school ready for the first day of classes on Aug. 1.
See the attached video to hear from Superintendent Cliff Cole and Poole Elementary Principal Angie Capobianco regarding the repairs and the efforts from school staff, work crews and volunteers that helped the school bounce back from the tornado.