Our Thoughts Go Out…

to our fellow educators in Suffolk after a horrendous tornado swept through their city on Monday.

Betty Jo English, VA STAR DE, sent us an update today…”Kings Fork Middle School has been affected indirectly because we have students as well as a couple of staff members who lived in the nearby neighborhoods that were destroyed by the storm. You have seen our school and the high school across the street a lot on the news as we are so close to the scene. I don’t really believe that many of our students who have been affected have returned to school yet. People were just being allowed to
go back to pick up pets, meds and clothes as late as yesterday afternoon. There was a community meeting last night to help those affected, find out who is helping and how it will move. It is not something that is going to be ‘fixed’ in a few days.”

Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers.

The VA DEN Leadership Council


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  1. Teryl Magee said:

    Anything we can do as a DEN community? A chip-in account perhaps to help out…anybody game? ~Teryl , TN DEN LC, Chair

  2. Kevin Johnson said:

    Especially difficult for the Suffolk community is the fact that federal funds have been denied.

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