In May, JoEllen Fuller told WNIJ her school was just a shell. She's the Superintendent of the Marseilles School District. The school sustained major damage during spring flooding.
"Dry wall had to be removed. If there was any kind of mold, it had to be removed. Everything has been thoroughly cleaned and disinfected," Fuller said.
After the flood, more than 600 students were displaced and moved to a local church and an old high school. Fuller says most students will be back in the main building by the time school starts August 21st.
The deadline to apply for federal flood disaster aid for people affected by April flooding has been extended to July 24. The original registration deadline was July 9. According to a release from the Illinois Emergency Management Agency, the state’s appeal of the federal government’s denial of aid to people in Putnam and Warren counties was also approved, bringing the total number of counties eligible for individual assistance to 35.