Vidor Middle School demolition to begin

Vidor Middle School demolition to begin

The demolition of the flood damaged Vidor Middle School is scheduled to begin this week. The demolition contractor has already punched holes in exterior walls to remove utility equipment to be salvaged. Photo by George Garza

Some of the long awaited FEMA disaster damage reimbursement funds, specifically, those funds approved for the demolition of the Tropical Storm Harvey flood damaged Vidor Middle School, have been awarded to the Vidor I.S.D. to tear down that school.

“We became aware that FEMA had finally authorized the award of the cost to demolish the Middle School back at the end of May, but we’ve held back on announcing it because we’ve suffered so many disappointments in the past,” said Vidor I.S.D. Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Jay Killgo. “But now that we’ve scheduled the first day of work with the contractor, AAR Incorporated, we have to let the cat out of the bag and hope we don’t get called for another review.”

According to the Super intendent, AAR Incorporated, a demolition contractor, has already started opening up some outer walls of the school in order to remove utility equipment that is still in the building.







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