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Students work to develop city's emergency plan

(Source: KAIT-TV) (Source: KAIT-TV)
Jenifer Fox (Source: KAIT-TV) Jenifer Fox (Source: KAIT-TV)
WILSON, AR (KAIT) -

One area school focuses on problem-solving and community involvement when choosing school projects.

About 30 students at The Delta School had the chance to help solve a problem and get involved in their community by developing an emergency plan for the city of Wilson.

They've gotten help from the local fire department, police station and the mayor to create the plan.

The kids canvased the community for evacuation points and other data to map out the city and develop a strategy in case disaster strikes.

Head of School Jenifer Fox said Wilson is the perfect community for projects like this.

“Wilson is a great community in that respect, it’s very inclusive,” Fox said. “It’s small and everybody really cares about the community so people want to be involved in the school and the school needs the community to have a place to go.”

The kids range from sixth to ninth grades.

Fox said the school works on four projects at a time, about every six weeks.

But Fox said the plan and project may extend into next year.

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