Louisa County Schools Give Thanks

Superintendent thanks community for support since earthquake

Wednesday, Nov 23, 2011  |  Updated 6:36 PM EDT
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The head of Louisa County schools is expressing her gratitude for the outpouring of support the schools have received since a powerful earthquake three months ago.

Superintendent Deborah Pettit held a news conference on Wednesday to give thanks, the Free Lance-Star of Fredericksburg reported.

The 5.8-magnitude quake that rumbled up the East Coast three months ago to the day was centered in Louisa County, where it caused more than $80 million in damage to homes, schools and businesses. Classes haven't been held in two schools since the quake.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency approved the state's requests to provide disaster relief funds for private homeowners and public facilities.

Students have written many letters of thanks because of the outpouring of support, Pettit said.

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