MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - An insurance company presented state and
Enterprise officials with a two million dollar check Wednesday as the first installment toward the coverage on two Enterprise schools wrecked by a deadly tornado.
Officials from Lexington Insurance in Boston presented the check to the governor and mayor and school superintendent of Enterprise during a ceremony at the Capitol.
Claims from the March first tornado that killed eight students are still being processed, but officials say the initial payment will allow the school system to recover quicker.
Enterprise High School and Hillcrest Elementary School were covered through the state's property insurance program, the State Insurance Fund.
The Legislature is currently considering a bill to provide 79 million dollars in state funds for rebuilding the schools. The insurance settlement and any money from the Federal Emergency Management Agency will be used to reimburse the state.
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