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Fire-damaged Peralta school returns to Peralta! But first, oh-so-much work

First, they were rudely displaced from their school by a March arson fire. Then they learned there was a chance they’d have to temporarily share a campus this fall with a new high school until their damaged school was repaired.

But Peralta families have recently learned that their kids will report to 460 63rd St. on the first day of school, after all. Volunteers have been keeping the plants watered and the gardens tended, and parents spent much of the weekend helping put the place back together.

“They love that school and are eager to get back into it,” said Tim White, the district’s facilities superintendent.

The construction and maintenance crews have hardly packed up and left, however. White said the goal was to completely finish the work before Monday, but that there might well be some minor projects to finish.

Katy Murphy

Education reporter for the Oakland Tribune. Contact me at kmurphy@bayareanewsgroup.com.