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Work continues to rebuild Floresville High School

EF-2 tornado damaged campus last October

FLORESVILLE, Texas – It's taken more than four months but work is coming along at Floresville High School.

The campus was badly damaged by an EF-2 tornado last October.

Floresville Independent School District Superintendent Sherri Bays said eight buildings were severely damaged, costing nearly $3 million in repairs. Bays said repairs are quickly being completed. Operations are already taking place in four buildings, two buildings will be able to be occupied in April and one building will reopen in May.

"It's a little ironic how sometimes a crisis can really bring out the very best in people," Bays said. She's proud of how district and school staff have responded to the natural disaster. Bays believes the weather event inspired closer ties in an already tight-knit community.

"Hopefully we don't have another tornado, but really, for the most part operations are back to normal on this campus," Bays said.

Significant progress has been made but the school is still waiting for a new marquee to be installed sometime before the end of the school year.

FISD is expecting all the buildings will be reopened by the start of the 2016-17 school year.