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Special needs school to open after inspection

As of Monday, the G-NET Oak Tree psycho-educational center will still start school tomorrow, with the rest of the district. (Source: WALB) As of Monday, the G-NET Oak Tree psycho-educational center will still start school tomorrow, with the rest of the district. (Source: WALB)
They did a preliminary report, saying the building is structurally sound. (Source: WALB) They did a preliminary report, saying the building is structurally sound. (Source: WALB)
"We believe that these reports support what we have been saying all along. The building is safe. There is no need for an abrupt move, as we were told to do by the state," said J.D. Sumners, DCSS Spokesperson. (Source: WALB) "We believe that these reports support what we have been saying all along. The building is safe. There is no need for an abrupt move, as we were told to do by the state," said J.D. Sumners, DCSS Spokesperson. (Source: WALB)
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As of Monday, the G-NET Oak Tree psycho-educational center will still start school tomorrow, with the rest of the district.

A third party engineer and architect looked at the school over the weekend. 

They did a preliminary report, saying the building is structurally sound.

On Thursday, the school system received a letter from the state board of education with a list of unsafe and unhealthy issues they were concerned about.

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That included erosion of soil, which the school system said was washed onto some concrete after a storm.

Other problems on the list included inoperative light fixtures, no fan guard on an air handling unit, as well as more fire alarm devices needed.

"Tomorrow we have every intent of opening that school up to our staff and to our children. We believe that these reports support what we have been saying all along. The building is safe. There is no need for an abrupt move, as we were told to do by the state," said J.D. Sumners, DCSS Spokesperson.

The school system said the only issues are cosmetic, and they are working to fix any and all issues.

If the Board of Education said they must move out, there are plans in place to move those students to Magnolia Elementary School.

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