Zaharis Elementary reopens after monsoon storm damaged Mesa school

Families at one Mesa school are getting their kids back in the classroom a week after it was wrecked by an intense monsoon storm.

There was plenty of damage caused by the storm around north Mesa on Sept. 12, but one of the locations that was hit particularly hard was Zaharis Elementary School.

The school near Ellsworth and McKellips suffered from major water damage. Classrooms were left a mess, with debris scattered throughout the campus.

Additionally, several trees were down on the property. 

Administrators announced that the school would be closed until the roof was repaired. 

Classes resumed on Sept. 20. Teachers were allowed back to their classrooms on Tuesday.

"We’ve worked to create a safe environment for our students to return to campus," officials said. "Repairs will be ongoing but will not impede learning. We are grateful for the support of the Zaharis community for their understanding and willingness to help and are looking forward to seeing our students on Wednesday."

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Storm damage at Zaharis Elementary School in Mesa.

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