WASHINGTON - A Washington School, located near the tornado disaster zone, is honoring those who helped them get students back to school.
Central School District 511 honored Washington officials at its yearly retirement and recognition luncheon.
The Fire and Police Chief, as well as Mayor Manier, were among those recognized.
Central is made up of an Intermediate and Primary School. It is located right next to the tornado’s path of destruction.
Yet kids at the school were back in class within two weeks after the tornado.
"Getting back to school was the biggest thing because we were right in the affected areas. You could not get into our school property without going through a check zone. So that was just critical to be able to get our construction crews in and contractors in to make the needed repairs to the school buildings to get the kids back to school," said District 51 Superintendent Dr. Chad Allaman.
Current and former Central employees were also recognized at the event
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