School In Livonia Begins On Schedule Despite This Summer's Fire
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School opened on schedule Wednesday in Livonia, despite a large fire that heavily damaged part of the district's elementary school back in July.
It started on the school's roof, and forced the district to close the 4th and 5th grade wing for the start of the school year.
For now, the 4th and 5th graders will call the former intermediate school home. The district closed that building just over a year ago as a cost saving measure.
Superintendent Scott Bischoping says having the luxury of an extra building made the transition go much smoother.
"It certainly wasn't in our plans, but it was nice to have certainly as a backup. It's a lot easier to do this than to have to have brought in portables or to squeeze people into other classrooms," Bischoping said.
Bischoping says the cost of the repairs and cost of having to move the 4th and 5th graders to a new school is being covered by insurance.