Louisa County Gets Federal Grant for Quake-Damaged School

Thomas Jefferson Elementary School to be replaced

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    Federal officials awarded Louisa County, Va., $3.2 million to replace an elementary school that was damaged in the Aug. 23 earthquake.

    Gov. Bob McDonnell announced the award from the Federal Department of Emergency Management Friday.

    Officials said the cost to replace Thomas Jefferson Elementary School after the 5.8-magnitude quake is $13.7 million. Insurance is expected to cover $9.4 million of those costs, and the federal agency will pay for 75 percent of the balance.

    The closure of two Louisa County schools after the earthquake forced students to attend classes in temporary facilities and on adjusted schedules.

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