Over the winter holiday break a radiator leak in the Exeter-Milligan Preschool room at the Exeter campus went undetected leaving a wet, moldy mess behind.
The Preschool rents a classroom from the school district and so much of the physical costs will be covered by the district, however, many of the damaged items include books and toys along with other classroom items which were not covered by the school.
Preschool teacher Jodi Pribyl was discouraged by the damage, “Hopefully this week the Preschool board and I will be able to get in the classroom to see the extent of the damage and begin to clean up. I have been in the classroom briefly and am confident that we will begin classes as scheduled on January 29th. After the board and I are able to start cleaning up we will know what we will need.”
The Exeter-Milligan Preschool rents space from the Exeter-Milligan school and is not part of the school district. The program covers it’s costs on the tuition the students pay. They have a very limited budget and so Preschool Board President Kendra Oldehoeft hopes “ the community might help with donations to replace some things that were damaged.”
Pribyl and Oldehoeft hope to have a list soon of items that will need to be replaced to help the program this semester, financial donations are also welcome. The Exeter-Milligan Preschool meets two days a week, offering a morning program for younger children, ages three and up, and an afternoon program for children who will start school soon.