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Flood Mitigation Work Under Way

(NOVEMBER 19, 2013) - Beginning today, the roadway around the OFA soccer pitch was closed, and will remain closed throughout the OES construction project. A gate was installed Monday. Signage and barricades will be in place. Lend Lease has confirmed the traffic pattern changes again on Monday with the district’s Transportation Department, according to Paul Kirk, construction supervisor. More +

OA Voters OK Funding for New OES

Owego Apalachin voters have overwhelmingly approved both propositions for the final funding sources to construct the new Owego Elementary School More +

YNN Video - Flood Recovery Update

The school's superintendent says the elementary school has been ruled a total loss and the district is currently working with a design and engineering team to plan for its demolition and the building of a new school in its place. The new building would be elevated to get it out of the flood plain. More +

Delays Persist in Replacing Administration, Maintenance Buildings

While the Owego-Apalachin school district is making progress in replacing its flood-damaged elementary school, it’s hitting roadblocks when it comes to three other buildings. More +

Hazard Mitigation Planning is a Countywide Effort

Fifteen municipalities, four school districts (including Owego Apalachin) and Tioga County are all working to update the County Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan. More +

FEMA Begins Process to Fund OA Rebuild

"Terrific location, it's on the same campus, it's right at the heart of the community, a lot of kids can walk to school, it's right next to our high school and middle school," said Russell.

If replacing the building at the current site seems unsafe, the school district can apply for relocation. But it must demonstrate to FEMA that the plan is reasonable and cost-effective.

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Sen. Schumer Announcement A Welcome One at Owego Apalachin

"I couldn't ask for a better report," said Dr. Bill Russell, OA superintendent. More +
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