City school officials prep insurance claims, approve tornado repairs

 Thursday, May 19, 2011

Though immediate repairs were made for schools to reopen last week, Cullman City Schools officials are now making long-term plans to fix roofs and buildings that were damaged by the April 27 tornadoes. The school board has approved Davis Architects to design roof replacements for the main building, as well as the fifth and sixth grade building, at East Elementary School. The campus sustained serious damage due to the storms, with numerous downed trees on canopies and buildings. Finance director Russell Raney said almost every campus sustained some damage, though East Elementary was the hardest hit.