Recent Moscow High School flooding forces some classes to 1912 Center

MOSCOW, ID - Moscow High School students are returning to class Tuesday morning, but a couple of the classrooms will be closed off as maintenance crews finish repairing flood damage.

A pipe burst at the high school the day after Christmas, and a section of the school's first floor flooded. Crews spent the last week replacing floor tiles in five rooms, spraying anti-fungal treatment and making any other necessary repairs.

"We have two rooms that we had to go down to the third layer of tiles so with that, we got into an area where we were nervous about asbestos," said Moscow School District Superintendent Greg Bailey. "So with that, we had to do an asbestos abatement."

The final two rooms should be ready next week, until then the high school will hold some of its classes in the 1912 Center across the street.

Superintendent Greg Bailey said the district doesn't have a monetary value for the damage yet, but he believes insurance will cover the cost. Bailey said the floors saw most of the damage. Personal property, paperwork, computers and instruments weren't affected.