Sheldon TX Teacher Talks About Harvey Recovery (Part 1)

Sheldon, Iowa & Sheldon, Texas — The Sheldon IA 4 Sheldon TX relief effort has been underway for several days.  Friday morning, KIWA talked with an instructor in the Sheldon ISD in Texas.

Mandi Tieman is Director of Bands at Michael R. Null Middle School in the Sheldon Independent School District, and she tells KIWA that, while nine of the district’s buildings received some amount of water damage from the Harvey flooding, four buildings, including the one in which she teaches, sustained significant flood damage.

We asked Mrs. Tieman if she had any idea when school would start in her Texas community.

She said that when school does start, repairs on many of the classrooms probably won’t be complete.

Tieman says that while they have a good idea of when classes will begin, they have NO idea how many students will be there.

In addition to damage to the school district’s buildings, she says many musical instruments were damaged or destroyed, as well.

We’ll bring you Part II of our conversation with Mrs. Tieman Monday, here on KIWA.

Photo caption for above image:  Mrs. Mandi Tieman with Assistant Band Director Justin Martinez

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