School Board awards contract for Imelda VHS repairs

School Board awards contract for Imelda VHS repairs

Photo by George Garza
This is not a freshly waxed corridor. These floors at the A.I.M. Center are covered with about a half-inch of standing Imelda floodwater on the Friday after the storm last September. Yes, the water is standing from baseboard to baseboard in this A.I.M. Center hallway and was probably deeper during the height of the flood.

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Cut line--This is not a freshly waxed corridor. These floors at the A.I.M. Center are covered with about a half-inch of standing Imelda floodwater on the Friday after the storm last September. Yes, the water is standing from baseboard to baseboard in this A.I.M. Center hallway and was probably deeper during the height of the flood.

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Despite the fact that President Trump has yet to declare a Public Assistance Disaster Declaration for the six Texas counties affected by the floods of Tropical Storm Imelda, the Vidor Independent School District Board of Trustees have decided to go ahead and award the bid for flood repairs at the Vidor High School recently.

“We are following FEMA procurement protocols just in case it is declared a Public Assistance Disaster,” said Vidor I.S.D. Superintendent Dr. Jay Killgo. “But right now these funds are coming out of our money. And we don’t want to mislead anyone to believe that these funds are going to be reimbursed by FEMA. So right now we’re just sharing what it costs for the District to repair those flood damaged buildings.”

 

 

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