Photos: Post-tornado renovations complete at East Brainerd Elementary School

Staff Photo by Matt Hamilton / From left, Justin Witt, with Hamilton County Schools, school board member Marco Perez, school board member Tucker McClendon, Mayor Jim Coppinger, principal Saunya Goss, superintendent Dr. Bryan Johnson, Commissioner Sabrina Smedley, parent Candi Minchey, architect Jerry Isakson, and Jeff Arlington with the Christman Company participate in the ribbon cutting at East Brainerd Elementary School on Friday, Jan. 8, 2021. The school was rebuilt after being badly damaged in the April tornado.

After being damaged extensively by an EF3 tornado on Easter in April 2020, East Brainerd Elementary School is ready for students to return to the building after months of renovations.

Hamilton County and Hamilton County Schools officials hosted an unveiling on Friday, Jan. 8, to announce the completion of the construction, which was slated to cost around $23.5 million and be fully covered by the district's insurance.

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Students will be able to officially return to the school's campus once in-person learning resumes, currently paused due to a surge in COVID-19 cases.