Reimbursement for W.Va. temporary classrooms announced

March 22, 2019

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia school district is in line to receive more than $1 million through the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Public Assistance program for temporary classrooms purchased after 2016 flooding.

Republican U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito and Democratic U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin on Friday announced the funding for the Kanawha County Board of Education.

The classrooms were purchased as a result of the flooding that damaged Herbert Hoover High School. Parents and officials have been concerned about the pace of work to build a permanent replacement for the school.

Capito said the funding “is a step in the right direction.” Manchin said while residents have recovered from the floods, there is still work to be done, and the grant will help with repairs.

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