CRISFIELD, Md. (AP) — Federal recovery aid following Superstorm Sandy will help rebuild an aging school building in Somerset County.
County officials plan to use $3 million from the $16.7 million awarded to the country for Sandy recovery to demolish and replace the former H. DeWayne Whittington Primary School in Crisfield. The building now houses Crisfield Head Start and the It Takes a Village after-school program.READ MORE: Young People Clean Up Behind Area In Baltimore Plagued By Illegal Dumping
The county has owned the building since the Board of Education closed the school in a 2005 realignment.
The structure sits at street level and suffered damage from flood waters during the hurricane.READ MORE: Christmas Village Returns To Inner Harbor With Grand Opening Saturday
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development approved the project.
The Head Start will be moving to a temporary space in August. The after-school program still needs to find a space for its programs.
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