Damage to Central school district $6 to $8M
CENTRAL - Officials say public schools in Central school district sustained between $6 million and $8 million in flood damage, the bulk of which stems from flooding at Tanglewood Elementary school.
While Central does not carry flood insurance on its schools, Superintendent Michael Faulk told the school board Monday night, up to 75 percent of the damage, as well as other expenses incurred during the flooding, is eligible for reimbursement from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
Faulk said the school system has sufficient financial reserves to pay for the repairs.
Central's students will return to the classroom Sept. 6.
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