Irene Puts Schools To The Test

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Summer ended later for some students in Vermont as their schools were unable to open because of Tropical Storm Irene. Now, with all of Vermont’s schools back in session, we look at some of the challenges schools  have had to overcome to get children back in the classroom.

Principals Dorinne Dorfman (Leland & Gray Union), Duane Pierson (Moretown Elementary) and Karen Prescott (Barstow Elementary) explain what it took to get their schools open and the students to school in the wake of Irene. They also discuss how the schools have helped their kids cope with loss after the storm.

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Plus, Mark Ames of the Vermont Recovery Network provides a look at new approaches to recovery and support for those battling drug and alcohol addiction.

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