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STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Students at East Oktibbeha County High School in Crawford began using the cafeteria again on Tuesday after the school district paid Fair Construction of Starkville $15,100 for repairs.
A late February storm severely damaged a portion of the school's roof above the cafeteria, causing water to pour into the cafeteria and kitchen floors.
Oktibbeha County School District Conservator Margie Pulley tells the Starkville Daily News (http://bit.ly/1l6ZWHY ) that students ate sack lunches in classrooms for more than a week while contractors repaired the roof.
She says school staff also placed garbage cans in the cafeteria and adjacent hallway to catch roof leakage during the repair work.
Pulley says the school also has nagging problems with the building's aging heating and air conditioning systems.
She says learning continues.
Information from: Starkville Daily News, http://www.starkvilledailynews.com/