BEAUMONT, Texas — Beaumont ISD says it cost more than $10 million dollars to make repairs to schools damaged from flooding during Tropical Storm Imelda.
BISD declared their own state of emergency during the storm to allow the district to make purchases so recovery efforts are expedited.
According to a budget document presented to the BISD Board, the costs includes $10 million dollars for remediation of Beaumont United, Marshall Middle, Fehl-Price Classical Academy and transportation facilities.
It also includes $600,175.46 for replacement furniture for the 100, A and B Halls at Beaumont United. The document says this includes teacher desks, teacher chairs, students desks, students chairs, cafeteria tables and cafeteria trash receptacles.
12News has a crew inside the BISD Board meeting and will have updates at 10 p.m. on KBMT and Friday morning from 4:30-7 a.m. on KBMT/KJAC.