Moose Lake Schools Open On Time After Summer Flooding
Tuesday was the first day of school in Minnesota, but for students at Moose Lake Schools, things felt even newer than usual on the first day. Moose Lake Schools opened for students after being flooded this summer. Superintendent Bob Indihar told WDIO that walls and floors were damaged by water, but everything was fixed by the September 4 deadline.
While the school is open, the road to recovery was a tough one that took a financial toll. It took weeks of construction and up to $1 million to pull off the task of opening on time. Teachers were also forced to start from the beginning when prepping their individual classrooms.
The school library is the only room not ready for students, but Indihar reported that it should open within the next several weeks.
School officials are still waiting to learn if FEMA will help foot the bill. If they do, the state will chip in 25 percent of the cost as part of the flood relief bill passed at the special session down in Saint Paul.