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Palm Elementary closed due to flooding

Monday, November 2, 2015 by Nora Ankrum

During the storms on Friday, parts of 23 classrooms at Palm Elementary School were flooded with 4 to 5 inches of water. Although cleanup began Saturday, today’s classes are canceled. When classes resume, some students will be transported to the Allan Center “until other solutions are realized, which may include bringing portables” to the school, according to a press release from the Austin Independent School District. AISD personnel will bring students back to the school at the end of the day so that students can walk home with their siblings and participate in after-school programs. Classes and other activities will continue in the undamaged half of the building, but school officials estimate that the school won’t return to full operation for three to four weeks. The school district will hold two parent meetings on Monday to answer questions and share information about plans.

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