Glen Rose Intermediate students got a break from campus - but not the books Thursday, Sept. 26. A temporary electrical outage sometime before 10 a.m. led campus and district leaders to relocate students from the intermediate school to the high school campus.
A Texas New Mexico Power crew responded to the campus where it was determined an underground wire that feeds a transformer had burned, according to Danny Baize, TNMP spokesperson.
It was initially estimated the repair project would take until noon to complete, but Baize said at about 10:45 the project should be done earlier.
The electrical issue did nothing to slow the learning process. Outside and inside of the auditorium, class activities resumed with students taking on reading time, undergoing math and spelling instruction and using wireless technology to tune into their work.
Superintendent Wayne Rotan said only a portion the intermediate campus was left without lighting, but students were relocated since restrooms and the cafeteria were left in the dark. He said cafeteria workers were not able to prepare hot lunches for students, but sack lunches were ready for them to enjoy in the high school cafeteria.