Holy Family Parish School in Stow reopens a week after flood

By Jeff Saunders | Stow Sentry Published:

A week after a May 12 storm flooded Holy Family Parish School in Stow, students returned Monday for classes.

"We're here," said Principal Sharon Fournier. "The kids are here, everyone's here."

Fournier said Paul Davis Emergency Services, which was contracted to clean up, had been working "pretty much 24/7" starting last Tuesday. School staff had also come in to help as well, including on Sunday.

"The teachers came in around 4 (p.m.), as many as they could, to get their classrooms ready," said Fournier, adding that even teachers whose rooms were ready came in to help other teachers.

Parish Operations Manager Rich Malecky said last week that the parish was concentrating on getting the school cleaned up before turning its attention to the church and rectory basements, which also flooded. He said damages could exceed $3 million, but expected most of that would be covered by insurance.

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