Crews work quickly to repair storm damaged buildings on FHSD campus

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by KMOV.com Staff

KMOV.com

Posted on July 11, 2013 at 6:49 PM

Updated Thursday, Jul 11 at 7:32 PM

 (KMOV) – Crews are working to finish repairs at several Francis Howell schools from the May 31 storms.

There are two dates this year that are very important for school officials in the Francis Howell District; August 8 is the first day of school and May 31, the day severe storms and tornadoes barreled through St. Charles County.

Those storms ripped the HVAC equipment off the roof of Bryan Middle School and added major work to the district’s summer to-do list.

The cost to repair the damage done to the schools is in the neighborhood of $750,000 to $1 million.

Five schools in the district were damaged in the storms.

“There was probably some concern that initial day before we assessed the damage as to whether or not we’d be able to complete that work.”

Kevin Supple is the Chief Financial Officer for the Francis Howell School District.  He is overseeing the repairs including extensive roof and water damage.

 All of the damaged buildings will be completed by August 8 including Bryan Middle School in Weldon Springs, which was the hardest hit.

“Carpet needs to be laid, some other minor work like that but the major work is completed and we are very pleased,” Supple said. 

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