Norfolk Southern has announced on Friday that it will be reimbursing $300,000 to the East Palestine School District, as well as the East Palestine Fire Department $825,000 for equipment replacements following the recent train derailment in the village.

The reimbursement to the school comes after Norfolk Southern CEO, Alan Shaw visited East Palestine and heard concerns from residents and will support the district's academics, athletics, extra-curricular activities and its long-term contingency planning. 

East Palestine Elementary, Middle and High School will receive $100,000 each.

When Shaw met with Athletic Director and Assistant Principal, Dwayne Pakovich and Principals, Sarai Dutton and Tony DelBoccio, they discussed the cancelations of athletic events as a result of the derailment, which has caused a loss of revenue for the schools.

"As soon as I heard that the East Palestine Bulldogs were not able to play in revenue-generating games, we took immediate action to help this community. We continue to be committed to helping East Palestine residents get back on their feet. We are in this community for the long haul and our goal is to see the community thrive again," Shaw said.

In addition, Norfolk Southern reimbursed the fire department about $825,000 for the replacement of fire equipment used in the derailment response. This follows a $220,000 reimbursement to fund new equipment for first responders.

According to a news release, there is more assistance to come from Norfolk Southern in the future.