MIDLAND, TX -- The aftermath of the winter storm continues to impact Texas communities as leaks and damaged pipes plague thousands of buildings.
According to officials, Midland ISD has reported 12 of its campuses have been affected by busted pipes in the last few days.
In most schools, the damage has been isolated to maintenance rooms, but not all campuses have been so lucky.
Frank’s Elementary, Travis Elementary, Abell Middle School, and Midland High experienced water damage to multiple classrooms.
“Primarily, the water has impacted carpets, of course. There’s a lot of instructional material that probably will not be able to be salvaged," said Chief Operations Officer Kellie Spencer. "Primarily at elementary schools, like the one we’re at now, General Franks Elementary, because there were materials on the floor that have been wet. We’ll try to salvage what we can, but many things may have to be replaced."
As maintenance crews work to fix the busted pipes, the school may have to relocate the classes taught in the affected classrooms as students prepare to return on Monday.