An Oregon school district hit by wildfires scrambles to create some normalcy and hold classes online. It’s unclear how many families can participate since many of them have been displaced.
ARI SHAPIRO, HOST:
Some rural school districts in Oregon are starting online learning this week after it was postponed twice by the worst wildfires on record. But as Elizabeth Gabriel with member station KLCC reports, the school district’s road to recovery is only just beginning.
ELIZABETH GABRIEL, BYLINE: The small, rural community of Blue River is one of the hardest hit by one of the biggest wildfires in Oregon this summer. About a thousand people live in the town a couple hours east of Eugene. The fast-moving Holiday Farm Fire destroyed more than 400 homes in the area. But the start of online classes means students are finally gaining some normalcy.
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