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"We went back into Riebli schools and Shaefer school and there was nothing left," says Sonoma County Superitnendent of Schools Steve Herrington."The schools are standing, the firefighters took their stand there. Each school is about $10 million cash value to the community. The school is standing but the community is gone. "
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Schaefer Elementary is in Santa Rosa's Coffey Park. It survived virtually unscathed. The plan is to clean it up and reopen it on October 30.
"We do think it's miraculous that our school still stands... around the devastation of the community and that has a lot to do with the community themselves," explained Carmen Diaz-French, Superintendent of the Piner-Olivet Union School District. "I got accounts that community members came out with their hoses, they were dropping buckets of water when they saw embers in front of the school."
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