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California school board told of needed roof repairs

California school board told of needed roof repairs

November 22nd, 2011 in News

California R-I School Board President Steven Burger presents a high school diploma to Tyler Walker. Walker completed the requirements through the Missouri Options Program. The new grad presented a short video to the board titled "How My Diploma Will Help Me in the Future." Several friends and relatives attended the presentation, including his cousin. The cousin, who drove in from Virginia, recently completed Navy Seal training.

Photo by David Wilson

The California R-I School Board heard a report on needed repairs to the roof of the high school at the regular monthly meeting, Wednesday, Nov. 16.

According to Superintendent Dwight Sanders, the roof of the high school building has been a problem for several years. Although leaks have been found in several areas, the most severe problems appear to have been in the band room, vocal music room, art room, boiler room and the hallway outside of those rooms.

These leaks have been very close to the gym, and since the gym floor has been refinished, its best to seek a remedy before that floor suffers water damage.

More than $40,000 has already been spent on what has amounted to temporary roof repairs. Sanders commented that it is better to go ahead with something which will take care of the problem rather than continue to spend about $15,000 each year on temporary repairs.

For more of this story check out the Nov. 23 issue of the California Democrat.