BARBOURSVILLE – For the first time in over a year, Davis Creek Elementary was full of students on Monday. It was the last school in the Cabell school district to resume full operation.
It was the first time Davis Creek students returned to full-time classes five days a week since schools across the country closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic last March.
Plans to resume full-time operations with all other Cabell County’s public schools on March 1 were put on hold by recent floods that severely damaged the school’s lower classrooms and heating and cooling systems.
For the past few weeks, Cabell County Schools Maintenance staff and Davis Creek staff have been working to get what they could out of classrooms and dispose of what couldn’t be saved.
Maintenance workers were working overtime and performing extensive repairs on damaged drywall, flooring, electrical and HVAC systems. And many in the community gathered with other district schools to support Davis Creek by donating classroom materials, teaching supplies, and other items to help students and staff.