School repairs on schedule

MEEKER I The Meeker Board of Education received a positive update on the repairs on the new elementary school, heard positive comments on their winter sports coaches from parents and accepted a $50,000 settlement agreement from Terracon Geotechnical Services at its meeting Tuesday last. Share on Facebook

Repairs begin on school

MEEKER I A special meeting was called Monday, Jan. 30 for superintendent Susan Goettel to inform the board that the addendum had been negotiated and a draft budget prepared by Jim West of Vanir (the Meeker School District’s owner’s representative), including the additional cost to the district. Share on Facebook

Plans ready but not numbers

MEEKER I The plans are complete, calculations have been made and the state considers the permit in place to be valid but the cost of repairs and how much will be the responsibility of The Neenan Company and how much will be shouldered by the Meeker School District have not been reconciled. Share on Facebook

Board approves preparations

MEEKER I “We’re getting closer,” said Meeker School Superintendent Susan Goettel about the repairs needed at the new elementary school building. Share on Facebook

Schools affected statewide

MEEKER I One of Meeker’s biggest 2011 stories had a ripple effect on schools across the state. Built in 2010, the $18 million Meeker Elementary School was closed to students and staff in August 2011 over concerns about structural safety. Share on Facebook

Repairs on MES to start in 2012

MEEKER I “All things considered, we feel this is good news,” Wayne Muir of Structural Consultants Inc. (SCI) said after he and Frank Bumgarner presented an engineering report to the Meeker School Board about the planned repairs at the Meeker Elementary School building. Share on Facebook

Letter to the Editor: Apology from Neenan

Dear Editor: I am deeply disappointed and concerned about the structural engineering issues at Meeker Elementary School. I personally apologize to the Meeker community, students and parents for putting you in this position. Share on Facebook

Safety concerns prompt closure of new school

MEEKER I Seven weeks after dedicating the new $18 million elementary school built by The Neenan Company, safety concerns about movement of the east wall of the gymnasium forced the closure of the gymnasium from Oct. 6 to Nov. 9 last fall. Now, after an independent review of the new building, school board members made […]