Governor says Crestline will rise from ashes

first_imgStudents and educators from Crestline Elementary School, which burned down last month, received a boost to their spirits Friday afternoon, when Washington Gov. Jay Inslee visited and promised to help them get a new building as soon as possible.Standing in front of the Vancouver school’s charred shell, Inslee chatted with about 10 students, and praised them for their strength. He said he was impressed that the district was found substitute classrooms for the displaced students in a matter of days.“These are some of the most stalwart, resilient students,” Inslee said. “I’m really inspired by what you’re doing here. When I talk to other students and teachers, I’ll tell them about your story and the great work you’re doing, and I’ll come back when the new school’s built.”The governor also discussed the plan for rebuilding the school. Evergreen PublicSchools Superintendent John Deeder told Inslee that insurance will cover about two-thirds of the cost, but he’s hoping the state can help with the rest in its capital budget this year.Doing so would take legislative action, however.“There was a deadline to get stuff in for the capital budget, and this school burned down three days after that deadline,” Deeder said.last_img

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