Runnels School reopens just ten weeks after flooding

Runnels School reopens just ten weeks after flooding

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - One Baton Rouge school is finally at the end of the road to recovery after the August flooding.

On Monday, students at the Runnels School in Baton Rouge will again be lining up for class. The campus had major damage following the flood, forcing the school to hold class at temporary locations for several weeks. The building has since been refurbished.

Before the grand reopening, WAFB got a tour of some of the new facilities and classrooms that will welcome teachers and students.

"We can't wait to have the kids back on campus. We're very excited about the progress that's been made to our campus, the renovation. We are enthusiastic that it happened in ten short weeks and are looking forward to a great school year," said Sarah Haase, director of admissions.

School administrators say crews began making plans to repair the school before the floodwaters even receded. Students will arrive back on campus just in time for the school's annual Halloween costume parade.

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