Taylor Enrollment Brings Normalcy to Parents

CEDAR RAPIDS - Flooded parents say they took a big step forward in coming back after this June's disaster.

Taylor Elementary in Cedar Rapids started enrolling kids for the next school year.

Any Parent who has picked a school for their kids knows how important the decision can be.

Enrollment day for Taylor Elementary nearly brings tears for parents like Misty Villa.

"A lot of people need help, still getting their stuff back. But this is a big step in my life to get back at normalcy."

Normalcy is a word that hasn't been heard much since the flood. But, getting kids ready to go back to a once flooded school is sending parents down that road.

Another sign of things moving forward is the work being done to re-open. The contractors say they'll be done on time, and there's a small chance they could be done early.

Each step forward helps parents like Vicki Sullivan. She has one child at Taylor.

"We lost our home, our job, the school. I got my job back, now we got the school back, so they're moving along," said Sullivan.

Sullivan says it's days like today that make the light at the end of the tunnel grow brighter.

Although, she knows true normalcy is still a long ways off.

The Principal of Taylor said he was impressed with the turnout Friday.

Taylor school will hold more enrollment days in the future, including at least one in the evening for parents who work during the day.
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