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FEMA to help pay for flood damaged Waverly school

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WAVERLY (KWWL) -- FEMA may pay most of the cost to rebuild a flooded school in the Waverly Shell Rock district.

The district made that announcement tonight.

The exact amount of FEMA funding remains to be seen--but would combine with state funding and local bonds.

It would help build a new middle school to replace Washington-Irving Elementary and the junior high building, which were both badly damaged in the floods.

"We will be able to begin the actual process of rebuilding the building and the whole entire project and of course this is a 5-8 facility and what we want to do is we want to put both buildings that are both in the flood plain and one of them in the flood way, then we will be able to put them on new land which is not on the flood hazard, " Waverly-Shellrock Super Intendant Jere Vyverberg said.

That bond vote is set for April 7.

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