Classes start again Monday in Louisa County

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT)-It's back to school Monday morning for students in Louisa County. Last month's powerful earthquake and several aftershocks since then have left many buildings damaged.

It has been a mad scramble to get to this day. A lot of hard work and even a little controversy.

School workers have been setting up temporary classrooms since that 5.8 magnitude earthquake from nearly three weeks ago happened right in the middle of the school day.

It shook the ceilings apart, and broke open the walls at two Louisa County Schools, sending students running for cover.

When classes start again Monday morning, students from Thomas Jefferson Elementary will use nearly 30 trailers as classrooms.

Kids in high school and middle school will share the middle school building.

Now, because of this, those students will go to class on alternating days. This includes some Saturday school sessions that many parents weren't happy about.

School leaders also say you can expect your child's bus to pick them up at least 15 minutes later than before.

Charles City, New Kent and Prince George counties are starting school today after a week delay.

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