After a year of a wildfire raging across the Southeast, the school in the state of Washington is still struggling to get its students back on the same footing.
A fire has been raging for nearly six months, and it has consumed over 600,000 acres, according to the U.S. Forest Service.
That includes over 100,000 structures.
The fire is currently under control, but it’s still burning on a massive scale.
As of the beginning of February, more than half the state was under mandatory evacuation orders, and thousands of schools were shut down.
And the schools are still struggling.
As Polygon’s Matt Osterman reported earlier this month, in many of the districts affected by the wildfire, schools were unable to reopen on Wednesday because of the fire.
The Washington Post reported that schools are “pushing back” from the situation, and they have begun “continuing to work with state and local officials to develop strategies to provide critical support services for students and staff who need it.”
As the school fires continue, there’s a growing consensus that this is the school year to prepare for the future.
The National Guard is still on standby, but the school is no longer under mandatory evacuations.
And that’s a big deal.
Schools are the lifeline of rural America.
As Ostermann reported, schools in rural America are the ones that provide the students with jobs, and for the school system to function.
But the schools have struggled.
And there’s an urgent need to provide support services to students, teachers, and staff.
A year ago, the Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights announced that the schools in Washington State had experienced “a significant reduction in the number of students in their classes,” but that there had been a “significant increase in the proportion of students who have received help in the past two weeks,” which has been the case for the last year.
As a result, the state has been forced to divert more resources to other schools.
As the Post reported, the department said that “the number of schools closed was higher in some areas” than in others.
“In some areas, it was a higher percentage of schools that closed than in other areas,” the agency said.
This year, the federal government is expected to make the schools available again.
But schools are also being shut down in the rest of the country.
Last year, a fire ravaged a number of Southern states.
There have been more than a dozen states that closed their schools as well.
In a statement, the National Guard said it was providing support to schools in Kentucky and Tennessee, while the Department for Education is working with state agencies to provide help.
“The response of local, state, and federal authorities is to provide safe and supportive services for the safety of students, staff, and faculty and to ensure that students, faculty, and employees of the affected schools have access to safe and caring services, resources, and resources to ensure their safety,” the statement read.
The school closures and the shutdowns in other states has been “a tremendous stress on the entire system, with the potential to affect our ability to get students back to school,” said Kristina Davis, a teacher at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts.
“There’s no way to prepare a school system for this.
And we have a tremendous amount of capacity in the schools that we do have, and we have been able to take advantage of that capacity.”
As students are unable to return to school, and the state is unable to find schools to reopen, Davis said the schools need to be rebuilt.
She’s also concerned that the closures will lead to more schools closing.
Davis said that it’s important for the government to help the schools reopen, but she said it’s “not fair to the students and the teachers.”
“If you have a school that’s already been impacted by an evacuation order, and then there’s another evacuation order in another state, it’s not a fair way to rebuild schools,” she said.
Davis is worried about the students who will still be displaced in the aftermath of the fires, but also worried about other students who won’t be able to return home.
“I think we have an obligation to help them,” Davis said.
“And if we don’t do that, then it’s going to be very difficult for them to come back home.”
The U.N. has also called for the closure of schools in the United States as a form of collective punishment.
In its report, the U,N.
noted that the closure and shuttering of schools is a form “of collective punishment.”
And as a result of the closure, “there are no other school-age students to attend school in these schools, and students are not allowed to visit school buildings,” according to a report by the U.,N.
“As a result,” it added, “in some instances students cannot return home and teachers are unable or unwilling to provide care for children, who may be traumatized or may have behavioral