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High River schools get set to welcome students, despite flood damage

CALGARY- Despite the incredible damage the June flood caused in High River, school will be starting as planned come September.

There was $10 million worth of damage to schools in the town, including two that are in need of major repairs. One will likely take four months to fix, while the other could take up to a year.

However, crews have been working hard to get students back to class in time for the new school year—even if it’s not at their regular school.

“There are four schools opening here in High River a week early with staff, to address the concerns from the parents and to address their needs,” explains Rick Fraser, Alberta Minister for High River Recovery. “Further to that, we have 42 modular class rooms and the construction is underway on that to house all students.”

The school year is scheduled to begin on Tuesday, September 3.

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