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Park Forest Middle School reopens

Park Forest Middle School was closed Monday and Tuesday due to flooding.
Park Forest Middle School was closed Monday and Tuesday due to flooding. SCASD

Class is officially back in session.

After missing Monday and Tuesday due to the flooding that occurred in a little more than half the school last Thursday evening, students and faculty are set to return to Park Forest Middle School Wednesday morning.

While the students are expected to follow their normal schedule, not all of the building will be fully functioning. School officials said spaces such as the library, auditorium and gymnasium will be utilized as alternate classrooms as other rooms continue to dry out.

“We are grateful to be getting students and teachers back into full swing on Wednesday. In learning about the rainfall totals, we are grateful our situation was not worse,” Bob O’Donnell, State College Area School District superintendent, said.

That does give Park Forest students a chance to get back to school, but they’re still a couple of days behind their peers whose schools weren’t affected.

Officials say families will be notified as soon as the district has a final plan for making up the days that were missed.

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