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Workers from CFS Roofing Services, LLC and Tobler Construction Inc. work on the roof of Caloosa Elementary School Friday morning. The roof was heavily damaged in September 2022 by Hurricane Ian which inflicted an estimated $230 million in damages to School District of Lee County facilities.

The roof repairs at the school at 620 Del Prado Blvd., including temporary repairs, roofing consultant/architect and new roof is estimated to cost approximately $2.75 million. As of September 2023, the district had been reimbursed $56.8 million, only $10.9 million of which had come from FEMA, according to

Hector A. Cafferata Jr. Elementary in Cape Coral was destroyed in the near Category 5 storm that devastated Lee County’s island communities on Sept. 28, 2022 and caused heavy damage in Cape Coal along the riverfront and elsewhere. Hector A. Cafferata Jr.’s new campus, a K-8 school, will open in 2025.