Superintendent Marty Crawford said the district claimed $53 million in losses, but the insurers are only offering $30 million.
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"Now we're not out of appeals, but in baseball terms, we're probably facing a two-strike count and fouling a bunch of pitches off," Mr. Crawford said in a phone interview. "As long as you've got another strike to fight with, we can hold onto hope."
FEMA denies aid to West, Texas, to rebuild after blast →