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West ISD

West ISD/Huckabee

West, the Central Texas town devastated by last year's fertilizer plant explosion that killed 15 people, will be getting two new schools.

BJ Austin / KERA News

The first day of school Monday will be a homecoming for returning middle and high school students in West.  After their schools were damaged in the April fertilizer plant explosion, they finished the school year in Waco. This year, they’ll be on a large campus of portable buildings.

Lowell Brown / Waco Tribune

The school board president of West Independent School District  says about half the district’s 1,463 students will return to school Monday, but at a different school, in a different district. That’s because three of West ISD’s four schools suffered damage from Wednesday’s explosion.