Town pulling together for school

DUGGER, Ind. (WTHI) Schools across the two-state have begun to gear up for the next semester. That means staffing, upgrading classrooms, and supplies. In the town of Dugger, Indiana, the schools are doing that all without the physical school building, at least for now.

The summer breeze calmly rushes through the town of Dugger Tuesday afternoon. On the verge of another school year the Dugger school walls are quiet.

“Now the belongings inside the school belong to the Northeast School Corporation,” Greg Ellis, one of the advisory members for new Dugger school district said.

Which means its fallen on the people of the town to fill the future halls of Dugger’s new school. Step onto Ellis’s parent’s property and peek inside this little barn. You can’t get inside; it’s too filled to the brim with school supplies.

“There are garages all over town of community that are filled with text books chairs desks, tables, whatever you name it,” Ellis explained.

Then on Tuesday the town received help from across state lines. A delivery so big they needed this warehouse to store it.

“We got a donation from the Portland Christian school in Louisville, Kentucky and (we) picked up a semi trailer load of desks, tables, chairs, etc,” Ellis said.

As the community finalize school plans with Indiana Cyber Charter school program, all the folks in Dugger need is to empty their homes to fill this school.

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