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July 9, 2013

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MOORE —

Another 20 schools in Moore suffered damage from the May 31 tornado.

Romines is confident the school district will be back up and running efficiently because of the help he’s getting from his staff and from those outside the school district such as Genghis Grill in Moore, which presented Romines a check for $18,000 Monday.

“Not only are the businesses, but the school districts are helping out,” Romines said. “Norman Public Schools is helping us out with furniture on the two elementary schools that were a total loss. Stillwater Public Schools has helped us out by helping us acquire materials for teacher’s classroom. It literally takes a village to raise a child. It just happens to be that Moore Public Schools is everybody’s child right now. Everybody has stepped up to the plate and helped us out. That has made my job that much easier.”

Despite that, Romines said they will need even more assistance as they attempt to get the schools back to pre-storm days.

“Help is very much needed,” Romines said. “We have insurance, of course. And we got FEMA. But with the magnitude and the scope of what we’ve been dealt with on May 20 and May 31, insurance and FEMA probably won’t cover everything. Just the total loss and devastation from those two storms, every little bit helps. We have an uphill battle to climb, but we are getting there day by day.”

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