New Henryville school complex almost finished
HENRYVILLE, Ind. -- Work on the new Henryville school complex is nearly finished.
Five months ago, a tornado ripped through the small southern Indiana town destroying the school complex.
School starts in three weeks and construction crews are working around the clock to finish it.
The new $51 million project includes a two-story elementary wing, energy efficient upgrades, a new roof, new gym and lots of furniture.
"The kind of people who live here, how they came together in a crisis and pulled through with patience and hard work, we're building back very, very quickly," Dr. John Reed, Henryville assistant superintendent, said. "And I think it'll attract people to this area."
A pull-up bar that survived the storm was put up in the gym to serve as a testament to the school's strength.
The first day of classes is Aug. 7.