The Lynwood (Calif.) district has received nearly $250 million from the state to rebuild parts of the shuttered Lynwood High School campus.
The funds will enable the district to rebuild the school's main building, which collapsed back in June 2020, reports Business Wire. None of the school's 1,900 students present; the campus was empty at the time because of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Los Angeles Times reports that the structural failure triggered safety inspections that uncovered serious defects that prompted the shutdown of the campus. District leaders determined that the school's main three-story building, with 110 classrooms, was not salvageable and must be demolished.
The $250 million from the state will help pay for a new classroom building and make other necessary repairs.
Since the campus closure, high school students were moved to the Lynwood Middle School, which was outfitted with 47 temporary classrooms that accommodated about 1,900 students. Middle and elementary school students also had to be relocated, and the district experienced a drop in enrollment of about 400 students.