Power restored at Battle Ground's Tukes Valley schools

Primary, middle schools will open Tuesday at regular time

By Susan Parrish, Columbian education reporter

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Updated: December 16, 2013, 3:47 PM

 

— UPDATE: Power was restored to all buildings at the Tukes Valley Campus at 1:50 p.m. today. All classes will start on time Tuesday.

Tonight's Battle Ground Community Education classes been modified. All primary basketball groups at the Tukes Valley campus have been cancelled for tonight. The Tukes Valley men’s basketball group has been relocated from 8 to 10 p.m. tonight to Maple Grove School.

A power outage at Tukes Valley Primary and Middle schools cancelled school this morning. The outage occurred after middle school students already had arrived on campus and primary students were on their way to school. Parents were called. Most parents have picked up their children.

The remaining students were supervised in their classrooms until the end of the day and were bused home at their normal times. Afternoon preschool and kindergarten were cancelled.

Maintenance crews from Clark Public Utilities have been working to restore power. Currently, phone lines are down at both schools. Backup generators are providing emergency lighting throughout the buildings.

"We would like to thank the wonderful school staff and Clark County Public Utilities for their amazing response and diligent work in assuring all students were kept safe and comfortable," said a statement released by the district's spokesman, Sean Chavez, on Tuesday afternoon.