Wednesday was a moving day for part of the staff at Chamisa Elementary, as teachers and staff helped put their classrooms back together again after flooding damage three weeks ago sent water down through the ceiling and walls of the some parts of the school, damaging several classrooms.
The damage was caused by a “perfect storm” of snow melt followed by freezing cold. The school’s main drainage pipes became blocked with ice, backing up snow melt from the roof, which caused water to enter through the ceiling.
This week, students and teachers started moving everything back into the classrooms located in the school’s “primary pod,” which bore the brunt of the damage.
“Most of the kids have done pretty well. For some it was a little challenging,” second grade teacher Megan Lee said.
Lee shared the library with another second grade teacher until repairs were completed.
“The library was a great place to be, because then the kids could just pick up a book after they were done working,” Lee said.
Chamisa Principal Debbie Smith said the school will be put back together soon.