AUSTIN (KXAN) – Last week’s rain brought a repeat problem for Anderson High School. The storms flooded Northwest Austin school for the second time in less than a year.
Six inches of rain came through and flooded four classrooms and the gym at Anderson High School. Repairs to the wooden floors in the gym are estimated to take at least six weeks.
The new floor was installed after being flooded last year during the Halloween floods. The recent flooding also damaged two feet of drywall in three or the four flooded classrooms. Water also ruined the carpet in the teacher conference space. School officials are blaming the damage on the old infrastructure and poor drainage system.
“AISD is an aging infrastructure. I mean most of our schools are 20 plus years old. Anderson just celebrated its 40th anniversary. There have been some maintenance things done on it. We’ve done some construction, but as far as having a look at how to refurbish the building, and bring it up to the current code, that hasn’t been done it quite some time,” Principal Donna Houser told KXAN.
Crews are now working to repair the damage to the, however several teachers will be displaced from their classrooms until the repairs are complete.