House pledges to rebuild schools hit by storms

Phil Campbell High School destruction after tornadoes
Phil Campbell High School destruction after tornadoes

MONTGOMERY, AL (AP) - Members of the Alabama Legislature have promised that schools damaged by last week's tornadoes in Alabama will be rebuilt.

The Alabama House and Senate passed a resolution promising that the Legislature would make sure that all needed funds would be provided to rebuild schools. House speaker Mike Hubbard said schools were destroyed in at least six different school systems.

The resolution passed both the House and Senate by voice votes Tuesday and now goes to Gov. Robert Bentley for his signature.

The resolution promises the state will provide whatever funds are needed to rebuild a school above whatever payments are made by insurance companies or federal assistance received.

The resolution says the state "will always be ready" to assist local school boards in rebuilding destroyed schools.

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