MOORE, Okla. — Moore Public Schools welcomes students back on Friday August 16th. Just 80+ days after an EF5 tornado damaged and destroyed many of the schools facilities, the public school system is making a major comeback.
Here are some of the damaged sites updates:
Highland East Junior High will be ready to open on the first day of school, Friday, August 16. Repairs are ongoing at this location, 1200 Southeast 4th Street, in Moore.
The offices of the Administrative Services Center are temporarily relocated. Special Services is housed at the Rippetoe Learning Center, 500 North Norman Avenue, in Moore.
All other administrative offices are located in Greentree Plaza, 1901 North Moore Avenue, in Moore.
The new Briarwood and Plaza Towers Elementary Schools are open for the 2014-2015 school year.
The storms of May 20th and 31st caused damage to 23 of 36 sites in the Moore Public School district. Many repairs are complete, but work will continue after school begins. At this time, approximately $55 million in damage was sustained, but estimates are continuing.
Here is additional information for displaced Students:
District residency policies for students within the district directly affected by the storm will be waived for the 2013-2014 school year for any Moore Public School student displaced by the May 20th or 31st storms.
Transfer policies have been suspended for these students; the district will recognize either a student’s previous or current address for enrollment and activity purposes.
Currently, the district has 750 additional students enrolled for the 2013-2014 school year than were enrolled for the 2012-2013 school year. Enrollment numbers may change as students will continue to enroll over the next several days.
If you would like to make donations to the Moore schools here is some information:
Moore Public Schools is grateful for the outpouring of support from our community, state, and friends across the country. The district has limited capacity to accept further physical donations but will gladly continue to accept monetary donations to the Rising from the Storm fund.
This can be done online via http://www.fundly.com/moorepublicschools.
Questions regarding donations may be directed to (405) 735-4219.