NewsOK: Oklahoma City News, Sports, Weather & Entertainment

Janet Barresi offers help for schools affected by tornados

{/literal}{include file="blk:educationstationblog_header"}{literal}

We’ve heard that tornadoes have damaged several schools during this three-day sweep of storms, and the state Education Department sent out this notice this afternoon:

The Oklahoma State Department of Education is expressing great concern for all Oklahomans affected by the tornados today and yesterday. “This has just been devastating and a horrible reminder of the May 3rd tornados. My staff and I stand ready to offer full support to any school districts that have experienced injuries or damages from these terrible tornados,” State Superintendent Janet Barresi says.

“Right now we are waiting for word of exactly what has happened at Briarwood Elementary School in Moore as well as pulling together information about school districts that may have suffered damage yesterday in Carney, Bethel, Dale, Little Axe, Shawnee and other areas. My thoughts and prayers are with everyone who has been affected by these deadly tornados,” adds Superintendent Barresi.

The Oklahoma State Department of Education stands ready to assist affected school districts. Those in need of assistance in the aftermath of the tornados may call (405) 521-3301.

{/literal}{include file="blk:educationstationblog_bottom"}{literal} {/literal}{include file="blk:educationstationblog_rail"}{literal}
Carrie Coppernoll

Carrie Coppernoll is a columnist and reporter. She was named the top personal columnist in Oklahoma in 2009 and 2010 by the Associated Press and Association of Newspaper Editors. She was also named the 2008 Journalist of the Year by the Oklahoma... Read more ›