Students at Norwood City Schools, St. Bernard-Elmwood Place and Roger Bacon high schools are headed back to class Wednesday after Sunday's floods closed schools.
Most of the classrooms at Roger Bacon are in good shape, but they have a lot more work to do after muddy water poured through windows and ceilings. Neighbors and nearby districts came together to mop up the water, rip out old ceiling tiles and run the fans to dry things out.
Norwood students are also headed back Wednesday after the health department gave the district the go-ahead to reopen. Furniture had to be moved and carpet was ripped out. Classrooms that were just put together for the first day of school were in shambles.
The schools worked as quickly as possible because of the strain it puts on parents.
"I love my kids, but they just went back and mama's a stay-at-home mama, and I love my peace and quiet," said mother Morgan Schadow. "I love my kids, but I'm ready for them to go back."
Parts of the field at Roger Bacon were soaked with more than a foot of water. It's going to take at least a month to get it back into playing shape. St. Ursula Academy has offered its field for both Roger Bacon and Xavier University sports teams to use in the meantime.