Vermont schools seek normalcy post-Irene

By LISA RATHKE | September 22, 2011 | 2:35 AM EDT

Science education presenter Bob Lisaius of Warren, also known as Dinoman, teaches students outdoors at Moretown Elemenentary School on Sept. 13, 2011. AP Photo/ The Times Argus, Stefan Hard)

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont schools damaged by the remnants of Hurricane Irene as the academic year began are getting back to normal.

Moretown Elementary School had to adapt to get students back to their studies as quickly as possible. The floors are just bare concrete, but the 120 students returned to class Monday.

After the storm, at least five Vermont schools were closed until further notice and about 120 delayed opening for the school year because of roads or buildings ravaged by flooding

In South Royalton, the school has set up modular classrooms to house students after four classrooms in the basement were flooded.