Assessing Jackson County School District damage

JACKSON COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - The Jackson County School District is still feeling the effects of Hurricane Michael.

Officials said the biggest problem is roof damage.

"We had about 60 roofs county-wide damaged that are going to have to be repaired or replaced," Superintendent of Schools Larry Moore said.

Many covered walkways were also damaged.

"We're doing a combination of contracting some of that out and a lot of it, our general maintenance, county-wide maintenance workers are repairing those," Moore said.

About 20 percent of students are considered homeless-- the majority doubling up in homes or living in substandard housing.

The district almost broke even on enrollment after the storm.

"The latest figures I saw, we had 90 something students to withdraw," Moore said. "We had almost that same number enroll."

Over at the new Marianna K-8 School, workers are pouring concrete and laying block and storm water drains.

"We're a little behind schedule where we wanted to be at this point, but with this pretty weather we're experiencing right now, we're gaining ground," Moore said.

The school is still on track to be completed by May 2020.

The Jackson County School District lost 11 instructional days after Hurricane Michael.

The first semester has been extended until January 16.