Breon's comments were made while
Breon said they are facing challenges. He said they need to get things organized and develop a plan.
Breon said finishing this school year will not pose much of a challenge. He said
Both Breon and
"As a school we took responsibility of making sure we had insurance,"
Breon said the bus barn was a total loss as was the press box.
What the violence and destruction from the EF2 tornado hasn't damaged is the communities desire to get the school back to normal.
And getting back to a semblance of normal for
After seeing first hand the damage to the seventh-12th grade building
Branstad during a television interview talked about Iowan's incredible generosity and volunteer spirit.
"The community has done a phenomenal job of cleanup," he said. "And they have had a lot of volunteers that have come in from the surrounding area. Sometimes from quite a far distance."
"But I'm really impressed with
"It's really heartwarming to see this outpouring of support and assistance that
Branstad said his visit to
"When we have a disaster we can short-circuit some of the processes that might take longer to get help quicker and get permits and things done," Branstad said. "I know they want to get back to school and they're going to temporarily use this old nursing home. We want to make sure that all the permitting and all the assistance they may need from the various state agencies is provided in a very timely basis."
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