Feds Give Virginia County Grant for Quake-Damaged School

February 6, 2012

Federal officials are awarding Louisa County, Va., $3.2 million to replace an elementary school that was damaged in the Aug. 23 earthquake.

Gov. Bob McDonnell announced the award from the Federal Department of Emergency Management on Friday.

Officials say the cost to replace Thomas Jefferson Elementary School after the 5.8-magnitude quake is $13. 7 million. Insurance is expected to cover $9.4 million of those costs, and the federal agency will pay for 75 percent of the balance.

The closure of two Louisa County schools after the earthquake forced students to attend classes in temporary facilities and on adjusted schedules.

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