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Witset Elementary Secondary School making positive strides following January incident

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Things are slowly looking up for the Witset Elementary Secondary School following a less than ideal situation in early January.

A sprinkler decided to malfunction in the old part of the school, which forced an evacuation of the entire building.

Executive Director of the Kyah Wiget Education Society, Diane Mattson, says although renovations aren’t complete, they’ve found a temporary solution for the classroom issues they currently face.

“There was an insane amount of damage done to the ceilings, flooring, and drywall in multiple classrooms. We’re currently working with the insurance companies to have all the work done but needed a short-term fix and we’ve got that as of today. Three rooms received less damage than the rest and we’ve worked really hard to get them ready to support kids for the remainder of the school year.”

Mattson says these three classroom spaces will be used for their 3,4,5,6, and grade 7 students and one room will facilitate their special needs programs and students.

Although the fix may be temporary, Mattson says it was needed to free up space at the Band Multiplex and Gymnasium.

Mattson says she wants to send a special thanks to close out the conversation.

“The kids are doing really well and that is due to the teachers doing such a fantastic job. We have a high standard of education that we try to uphold and although times have been trying, we’ve successfully been able to deliver that since the incident.”

Renovations are expected to be complete sometime in July, just in time for the return of students in the fall.

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