Thomas Jefferson Elementary School to be closed Friday
LOUISA, Va. (AP) - Louisa County is preparing to say goodbye to an elementary school that was damaged by last year's earthquake.
The Daily Progress reports that Louisa County Public Schools will hold a closing ceremony for Thomas Jefferson Elementary School at 5 p.m. Friday.
School officials plan to demolish the school and build a new one. The Federal Emergency Management Agency has awarded $3.2 million to help pay for the new school, which is expected to cost about $13.7 million.
The 5.8-magnitude earthquake on Aug. 23, 2011, was centered in Louisa County. Students have been attending classes in temporary facilities.
Would you like to contribute to this story? Start a discussion.
RecommendedRecent Facebook Activity
Only On 7
For all the breaking stories happening in your neighborhood and developing stories happening around the world, join Leon Harris and Alison Starling weeknights on ABC7 News at 5 and 11.
TBD Blogs What you need to read
@TBD On Foot
Best of TBD In case you missed it
Billed as the biggest food truck assembly to ever happen in D.C., "Curbside Cookoff: Trucko De Mayo" took place on Saturday with at least 40 vendors.