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Published April 01, 2009, 04:54 PM

FLOOD UPDATE: Volunteers, emergency personnel expected to be out of Fargo Schools by Monday

FARGO - Students here will have their schools reclaimed by Monday.

By: Kelly Smith, INFORUM

FARGO - Students here will have their schools reclaimed by Monday.

Six schools have been used to house volunteers, evacuees and emergency personnel. But by Monday, all should be out in time for school to resume.

Centennial Elementary and Discovery Middle School have been used as staging areas to dig and pile dirt for nearby dikes. Clara Barton, Longfellow, Bennett and Lincoln Elementary Schools have been used to house quick-response teams made up of National Guard members and Fargo firefighters to respond to dike failures if need be. Carl Ben Eielson Middle School was used to shelter volunteers. And South Campus II was used as a Red Cross Shelter.

But, "I don’t think they’ll be here next week," Dan Huffman, Fargo School's assistant superintendent of business services, said today.

In fact, all but Lincoln Elementary and South Campus II are vacant of the flood fighters.

Now, the district is working to plan bus routes for areas blocked off with dikes or closed streets. They will release info to the public on the Web site and in ConnectEd messages to inform the public on the new, temporary routes.

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