Lexington - The Magoffin and Morgan county public school systems each received $500,000 insurance payments following the devastating March 2 tornadoes. The insurance payments came from Chartis, the insurance firm for the Kentucky Schools Boards Insurance Trust. The presentation took place Tuesday in Lexington at the Kentucky League of Cities office, according to a press release from the insurance firm.
The initial payments will be used to get students back in school as quickly as possible.
So far, several school districts have filed insurance claims for tornado damage. They include Fulton, Hart, Johnson, Lawrence, Magoffin, Meade, Morgan, Paintsville, Rowan and Whitley County, according to the press release.