Martha Pickens, a cook at Piedmont Elementary School, dips her paint roller in a bright yellow paint Thursday. Staff members volunteered to repaint the school's hallway and entryway after several days of downtime because of the Elk River chemical spill.
Teachers and staff volunteered to paint the hallway and entryway at Piedmont Elementary School on Thursday. Students have been kept home from school for the past five days because of the chemical spill that tainted the potable water supply, and staff members were growing antsy.
Cases of drinking water and peanut butter at Piedmont Elementary School await delivery by school staffers Thursday to families in their district affected by the chemical spill.