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Southwest Iowa schools preparing for school year, assisting families affected by flooding

Posted at 6:31 PM, Aug 12, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-12 19:31:05-04

TABOR, Iowa (KMTV) — School districts across Nebraska welcomed students back Monday morning as the school year kicked off.

In Iowa, students still have to wait a few weeks. The Fremont-Mills school district is one of the districts in Southwest Iowa hit by the spring flooding. Ten families in the school were forced to evacuate their homes during the march flooding. The district said things are back to normal for most people in Tabor, but said heading back to school helps bring a sense of normalcy for the students.

"Well it's something that every kid needs, something that is normal on a day to day basis," said Stefanie Shaw, a teacher at Fremont-Mills High School and the homeless and flood coordinator for the district. "They know who their teacher is, they know what their expectations are. It's a clear path and it's something that a lot of students want to have in their lives."

Of the ten families in the school affected by the flooding, none left the district for other nearby Iowa communities.