State-of-the-art school rises from ashes of Hurricane Irma

TAMPA, Fla. – Crews began putting the finishing touches on the new Tampa Heights Elementary School Friday, three years after the building nearly completely burned down following Hurricane Irma .

Workers added the final piece to the top of the building — an architectural finish called a cupola — as the Hillsborough County School District prepares to open the school for the second semester.

“This school, Tampa Heights, is more than just a school. It is a tradition in our community,” said Superintendent Addison Davis. “It is a staple in this community. For us to really get back together to bring […]


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