11/01/2013 07:50 EDT | Updated 01/23/2014 10:52 EST

More students in High River, Alta., being taught in modular classrooms

HIGH RIVER, Alta. - Slowly but surely, more students in the flood-damaged town of High River, Alta., are starting to get into their modular classrooms.

Education Minister Jeff Johnson says about 400 students are now being taught in these temporary buildings.

And he says the remaining 260 students should be ready to move in over the next couple of weeks.

Johnson says the government had hoped to move more quickly.

He suggested the delay had nothing to do with the single-source contract the government signed for the modulars.

Johnson says once schools damaged by the floods are repaired, the modulars can be used in other communities. (CHQR)