Additional Dollars for Enterprise School District

Next week's visit by FEMA officials to Enterprise could result in millions of additional dollars for the city's school district.

After the deadly tornado, FEMA officials initially pegged Hillcrest Elementary at 20 percent destroyed, but district architects place the damage at 65 percent.

At the request of school officials, the FEMA will re-examine the damage.

If the school is considered a total loss, it would increase funding.

Currently, the school district has received just fewer than 7-million dollars for Hillcrest. Enterprise City Schools Superintendent Dr. Jim Reese says, “We are looking for additional dollars from FEMA and that will allow us to go a long way to rebuild our two schools.”

The dispute with FEMA over the percentage of damage has slowed the process of re-building Hillcrest as well as a new Enterprise High School.

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