LIVINGSTON – Workers are putting in their last efforts to finish the repairs of five Livingston Parish schools that were flooded during August.
After three months of restoring and rebuilding, progress has been made.
"We're working on a temporary fix which would include putting the flooring back in, putting doors up, installing ceiling tiles and going back with some of the floor tile and the walls will be re-done and painted," Joe Murphy, Livingston Parish assistant superintendent, said.
Denham Springs High is just one of the schools where contractors and staff are working hard to get the school back to its luster by next semester.
"This is a massive school. There are 20 buildings on this school site, 20 individual buildings so just the scope of work here, then our other school this is our largest school in the parish," Murphy said.
The gym is one of the buildings that are complete.
"We were able to refurbish our main gym here at this school and we held a tournament here," Murphy said.
"It was great," he said.
With the help of FEMA, faculty, staff and students, Murphy assures that the school will be up and running soon.
"I appreciate all these people and all the other people that are making this possible so we can get our kids back to our campuses on Jan. 5th," Murphy said.