Berryville board approves elementary school roof repair

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

By Haley Schichtl

The Berryville School Board on Monday approved a proposal from Harness Roofing to install a thermoplastic polyolefin (TPO) membrane on the east roof of the elementary school building.

The membrane will cost $141,529, but will have a 15-year warranty.

Superintendent Owen Powell pointed out that the roof has leaked for years, and that each time the district has professionals come look at the roof, especially on a rainy day when it is leaking, it can cost from $2,000 to $5,000.

ďItís a lot of money, but itís a situation where, if we donít get that fixed, we could get into a mold issue,Ē Powell said.

The board also voted to terminate its contract with Stucki Painting.

Nabholz Construction gave an update on construction of the new high school, which is getting close to being finished.

High school principal Donnel Armstrong brought pictures of the new cafeteria to ask if it could be repainted.

The board voted to approve the new colors.

In other news, Powell said the state has approved 5 AMI (Alternative Method of Instruction) days per year, or days that the school sends homework packets with students on snow days or other days school is canceled so the day doesnít have to be made up later in the school year.

The board voted to accept the hire of a new cafeteria worker, Darlina Jasso.

The boardís next meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 21, in the Intermediate School Cafetorium.

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