SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) - Like many homeowners, the Springfield Diocese is still fighting with its insurance company over its claim for Cathedral High School.
Cathedral High School was severely damaged during the June 1st tornado. Cathedral students have been going to school in Wilbraham for the past two years.
The Springfield Diocese and its insurance company Catholic Mutual are millions of dollars apart on their insurance settlement.
According to Mark Dupont, the Springfield Diocese spokesman, "Our analysis of the building is our analysis of the building. We put a team of experts in this building; they went top to bottom throughout the building to determine what the extent of the damage was."
Two years later, still no progress. The school remains secured 24 hours a day. Next year the students will stay in Wilbraham. Beyond that, it's unclear.
"I think we're going to have to wait and see. The goal always was, the Bishop's hope was to get them back in this neighborhood, where they have such a long history, but a lot of this is going to be determined by the dollars and cents," said Dupont.
22News wasn't let in this year, but one year ago this is what the inside of Cathedral High School looked like. No interior work has been done since.
The Diocese and the insurance company have been in court meetings with arbitrators for months. That process ended this week. A decision will come in July.
Dupont said, "Only then, once we have a dollar, can we strategize on where the future is."
Dupont told 22News if the court sides with the insurance company, he's confident they'll be able to work out a plan to stay at the Memorial School in Wilbraham while they make any future decisions.
St. Michael's Academy was also damaged in the tornado. The Bishop will announce his strategic plan for that school on Monday.