Oak Forest Elementary gets approval to rebuild school

Oak Forest Elementary gets approval to rebuild school

According to a statement issued on Wednesday, Oct. 3, by Vidor ISD, the school district has received approval to rebuild the Oak Forest Elementary school that was heavily damaged in Hurricane Harvey.

In April, Vidor ISD and the consulting firm, Disaster Recovery Services, presented to FEMA cost estimates for the repair of the Oak Forest Elementary campus. Late last week, Vidor ISD received approval from FEMA regarding our submission for a rebuild of the facility. This determination was based on the analysis that damages to the campus exceeded 50 percent of the value of the school. With the FEMA approval in place, there will be a free Congressional review by the Office of Legislative Affairs and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. We will begin the process of planning for the rebuild of Oak Forest Elementary following the completion of these two steps. We look forward to moving forward with a permanent location for our students and helping students reach their goals at a new and improved Oak Forest Elementary School.

FEMA could cover 90 percent of the rebuilding costs and completion is expected within three years. 

shadow