Vets school flooding temporarily relocates special education program to Saugus Middle-High School – News – Saugus Advertiser

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The special education program at Veterans Memorial Elementary School has been temporarily relocated to the new Saugus Middle-High School after the Hurd Avenue building sustained significant flood damage.

Last week, a grouping of Vets School special education students started their hybrid education at the Middle-High School, according to Executive Director of Pupil Personnel Services & Special Education Dawn Trainor.

A pod has been designated on the high school side of the Middle-High School to house the Vets School special education students, Trainor said.

Town Manager Scott Crabtree explained that in August, a faucet was left on when water service was restored following work at the Vets School and the first and second floors of a wing were flooded with hot water.

Crabtree said he dispatched cleaners to the Vets School as soon as the flood damage and mold were discovered.

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