A report from the Department of Education shows Iowa schools suffered over 60 million dollars in flood and storm damage. The preliminary report compiled by the Department of Education for the Rebuild Iowa Commission does not include the Des Moines School District and has only partial numbers for Cedar Rapids, but still shows 62 million dollars in damages to public schools.
The report says there was 1.7 million dollars in damage reported from private schools. The report also says Area Education Agencies that support schools had $7.5 million in reported damage, and community colleges two million dollars.
The report says 1,800 students won’t be able to attend school in their normal location in the Cedar Rapids school district due to flooding. The Waverly-Shell rock district has 260 displaced students, Wappello 120 and Dike New Hartford 100.
The Applington Parkersburg High School was destroyed by a tornado and 50 students will have to attend classes in other buildings. Mason City, Cedar Falls, Tipton, Columbus, Union and Mediapolis also reported students that won’t be able to attend school at their normal building this fall.