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Local schools replenish and clean up after winter storm

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Although man students across central Alabama had the day off Friday, educators and other school employees are working hard.

Many will work through the weekend to get schools ready to re-open Monday.

Thousands of students took refuge this week in schools across the county and educators say supplies need to be restocked and workers need to complete general cleaning.

"Our schools will be shape ready to go. The things we want to do today is get our staff out and make assessments," Dr. Craig Witherspoon, Birmingham School Superintendent, said.

Work is underway at Mountain Brook Elementary to cleanup water damage from a broken water sprinkler over night.

A lot of educators are working at Trace Crossings Elementary.

"We are restocking our cafeteria. We are restocking paper goods, toilet paper and paper goods," Principal Carol Barber said.

Hoover Superintendent Dr. Andy Craig said it has been a hectic week.

"Catching our breath a little bit. We had 4,500 kids, several hundred civilians. We exhausted a lot of our resources. We replenishing our spirit and our cafeteria," Craig said.

Jefferson County Schools are also working for a smooth transition to get the students back into the classroom

"Today our transportation department is functioning, checking buses making sure sure the are functioning correctly. We are also checking our cafeterias," Jennifer Parsons, President of the Jefferson County School Board, said.

Overall educators credit school personnel for their action this week.

"All of our staff treated the students like their very own like they do every day. They just don't have them over night," Parsons said.

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