CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - In addition to 155 new students, Jefferson County Schools also dealt with lightning strikes, power interruptions and a misplaced furniture order when it opened to students last week, Superintendent of Schools R. Steven Nichols said Tuesday.
On the second day of school, the school system had a total of 7,158 students, which is 155 more than it had last year at the same time, Nichols told the Jefferson County Board of Education Tuesday night.
Although Nichols said the school system had a very smooth opening last Tuesday, he said there were also some "missteps."
At Blue Ridge Elementary School, Allegheny Power Co. disconnected power to the school's portable classrooms, Nichols said.
It is unclear why the power was disconnected, although it has since been corrected, Nichols said.
New furniture that was supposed to be sent to Charles Town Middle School instead ended up in Pennsylvania, Nichols said.