Donation from Bennington Public Schools Foundation

From left to right, Dr. Brad Dahl of Fremont Public Schools, Sandi Proskovec of the Fremont Public Schools Board, Diane Stevens of Washington Elementary School and Joe Sajevic of the Fremont Public Schools Foundation accept a check from Regina Meradith and Dr. Terry Haack of Bennington Public Schools.

(story courtesy of Fremont Tribune)

James Farrell, Fremont Tribune

As Platte River water swept across much of eastern Nebraska last month, wreaking havoc in Fremont and the surrounding communities, Bennington Public Schools found itself feeling fortunate.

“We saw all of the tragic and historic results of flooding, and Bennington Public Schools directly was not involved, and fortunately so,” said Bennington Superintendent Terry Haack. “But certainly our neighbors were.”

So Bennington Public Schools decided to take action — not for its own students, but for those attending school districts in areas that are still recovering. They started a drive, seeking monetary donations from the community of Bennington.