Update: No school for Wilkinson County School District

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WILKINSON COUNTY, Miss. (WJTV)- Students in the Wilkinson County School District will not have to attend school on Monday, November 4.

Due to extenuating circumstances, there will be no school for students within the Wilkinson County School District on Monday, November 4, 2019. All faculty, staff, administrators, and bus-drivers will report to Wilkinson County High School for 8:00 A.M.Additional information will be released at a later time.

Interim Superintendent, Chavis L. Bradford

Around 12:30 Monday morning, a fire was reported at Finch Elementary School.

The school says their preliminary assessment of the damages confirmed that the building cannot be inhabited by students and staff.

On Tuesday, Students of Finch Elementary School will be transported to Wilkinson County Elementary School.

Bradford says, “I wish to thank the numerous fire departments and local law enforcement agencies for their efforts to contain the fire and preventing it from causing more damage than it did. I also thank the principal and staff of Finch as well as the principal and staff of Wilkinson Elementary School for their efforts to collaboratively establish the transition plan that we are now about to implement. I appreciate all of our district transportation and maintenance staff for ensuring that we prepare properly for students at Wilkinson County Elementary. The school board and staff have done a remarkable job today supporting the development of the plan. Finally, I express my appreciation to the parents and the community who have called and sent messages to offer the support necessary to help us get out students back in school.”

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