MARION, SC (WBTW) – Parents of students at Britton’s Neck Elementary School called News13 concerned about their children’s return to the school.
Deborah Wimberly with the Office of Public Relations for the school district told News13 the school closed due to flooding caused by Hurricane Florence.
“Britton’s Neck Elementary is being evaluated to determine if it is a safe environment for students and staff,” Wimberly wrote in an email to News13. “The students are receiving instruction by their teachers in classrooms in other school buildings within the district. Please know that our district recognizes that any transition during a school year presents some level of challenge for students and concerns for parents.”
La’Torious Owens’ two children attend Britton’s Neck, but she said they now have to go to separate schools.
Laura Holden’s son is a second-grader at Britton’s Neck, and said she wants to know why students are not back in the school.
“Our concerns start with our children being bused from Creek Bridge to Marion every morning,” Holden said. “They’re used to this location. It cuts out on educational time,” she continued. “It’s just really a disruption to the children’s lives.”