Menominee Falls Area School District
menominee falls jr/sr high

Six months after flooding displaced students, school in Upper Michigan is ready to reopen

Feb. 2, 2023
An August 2022 rainstorm flooded Menominee Falls Junior/Senior High School, and students have been receiving instruction remotely as they waited for repairs to be finished.

Six months after a rainstorm flooded the junior/senior high school building in the Menominee Falls (Mich.) district, the facility is ready to reopen.

WLUC-TV reports that district officials say repairs to Menominee Falls Junior/Senior High School have been completed and students are scheduled to return to the campus on Feb. 8.

Since August, students have been taking their classes virtually. That was when a heavy rainstorm caused the roof to collapse and the building to flood. As the damage was assessed, workers discovered that some ceiling tiles contained asbestos.

An environmental team then recommended that all the tiles on the second floor needed to be replaced. That job has taken months.

Menominee Falls Superintendent Richard Sarau says the district has obtained an occupancy permit and air quality clearance for the facility.

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