Baum Elementary in the dark after power outage


Decatur - Power problems caused a school to dismiss early Tuesday afternoon.


Baum Elementary spent several hours in the dark, and without heat before School Superintendent Gloria Davis called for the school to dismiss at 1 p.m.


On Monday evening Baum Elementary lost power, Ameren was able to restore about 70% of the power back to the school. However, administrators dismissed the students after lunch.


Parents were allowed to pick up their students before 1. After that the remaining students were taken to Thomas Jefferson Middle School until a parent or guardian could pick them up. Students could also be picked up at the normal dismissal time of 3:05p.m.


At 3:05 students who normally walk to and from school will be taken back to Baum to walk home. Bus riders will be transported by bus to their normal bus stop.

If you have any questions please call Baum at 424-3259.

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