- Associated Press - Thursday, July 14, 2016

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - The state Board of Education has voted to let students at a Kanawha County high school attend half-day classes at a middle school due to flood damage.

Media outlets report the board decided Thursday to allow Herbert Hoover High School students to attend afternoon classes at Elkview Middle School. Elkview students will attend morning classes.

Herbert Hoover High in Clendenin was heavily damaged by the swollen Elk River July 23. The school won’t be repaired when classes begin in early August.

The Kanawha County Board of Education also has approved the use of portable buildings for Herbert Hoover students. Those buildings eventually will be placed on the Elkview Middle School football field.

More than two dozen schools statewide were damaged by flooding that killed 23 people.

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