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Enterprise students won't get spring break

ENTERPRISE (AP) — School administrators in tornado-damaged Enterprise have announced plans to get all students back into the classroom Wednesday.

Because of time lost because of the deadly March 1 twister, Enterprise students won't have a spring break. But the new schedule will allow high school seniors to graduate on time.

The tornado tore apart Enterprise High School, where eight students died, and heavily damaged Hillcrest Elementary School.

High school students will attend class at the Enterprise-Ozark Community College's Enterprise campus from 12:30 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Fridays. Hillcrest Elementary School students will attend classes at Holly Hill Elementary from 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.; students who normally attend Holly Hill will attend classes from 8 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.

The only holidays to be observed will be Good Friday and Memorial Day.

Enterprise Mayor Kenneth Boswell said Wednesday the damage from the tornado across the city could total more than $300 million.

"The magnitude of $300-$350 million dollars is not something that you can put into words," Boswell said.

"Then when you add the amount of lives that were impacted by this disaster, you
can't put a price or a number on it."

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