Aplington-Parkersburg officials were given an early payment of $2 million by EMC Insurance Companies on June 6 to help the school district take care of immediate needs.
The high school, which was destroyed by the tornado that hit Parkersburg on May 25, was insured by EMC. Aplington-Parkersburg Superintendent Jon Thompson says the school will eventually recoup its remaining losses.
The district plans to rebuild the high school, a project estimated to cost $14 million. Thompson said the district also needs to cover costs associated with relocating and holding classes and activities until the new building is ready.
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