Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

December 11, 2013

Iaeger Elementary students to be relocated to Bradshaw Elementary, Riverview High School

Bluefield Daily Telegraph

IAEGER —  Iaeger Elementary School students will be resuming classes at two other McDowell County schools due to a mudslide that has closed their facility.

The mudslide happened during the weekend of Dec. 7 and 8 behind the existing Iaeger Elementary School. Part of the school’s parking lot that was damaged by the slide collapsed into the Tug River. The school has remained closed while school officials determine whether the facility is safe for the students and staff.

School Superintendent Nelson Spencer met Wednesday with personnel from Iaeger Elementary, Bradshaw Elementary School and Riverview High School to discuss plans.

Iaeger Elementary students will be transferred to Bradshaw Elementary and Riverview High, Spencer said.

“We’re shooting for early to the middle of next week, but I don’t have a definite date,” Spencer said.

Elementary students sent to Riverview High will be in a separate wing of the school, and other precautions are being taken to ensure there is no interaction between students, Spencer said. The staffs of all the participating schools have worked to help with the transition.

“They have been absolutely wonderful to work with,” Spencer said. “We’ve had teachers volunteer to give up their classrooms so we can accommodate these students from Iaeger.”