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Sandy Funds Approved To Help Replace Crisfield School

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CRISFIELD, Md. - Federal money will be used to help replace a former Somerset County School, ruined by Superstorm Sandy.

Of the $16.7 million awarded to Somerset County for Sandy recovery, $3 million will be used to demolish and help rebuild the former H. DeWayne Whittington Primary School in Crisfield, now home to Crisfield Head Start and the It Takes A Village after school program.

While the classrooms were repaired after the storm, Darlene Taylor, Executive Director of "It Takes A Village" says there was so much residual damage, that every time it rained, more water would come in the building.

"There's been so much water damage that there's a lot of potential for mold and mildew," says Taylor, "We're looking for a place to kind of, give our kids hope, and a place where we can actually work with them with state of the art 21st century kind of equipment."

Demolition isn't expected to start until the fall, after summer programs wrap up in August.

Head Start has already started moving into their new facility, but the It Takes A Village program is still trying to find a location during construction.

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