School repairs still on schedule

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MEEKER I The Meeker Board of Education heard good news again about the repairs at the elementary school, including news regarding the settling of a section of the southeast wall new gymnasium.
“It’s looking really good,” Andy Stewart, the school district owner’s rep said of the repairs.
Stewart said the ceiling tiles are back in place on the first floor, painters have been repainting the walls and a crew is coming next week to put the carpet back.
“The work is good quality and I’m comfortable with how it is going,” Stewart said. “We started the planning process of moving back in this summer.”
Stewart also reported receiving a letter from CTL Thompson, a geotechnical company, regarding the settling of a panel in the southwest wall of the gymnasium. Stewart said CTL Thompson did additional consolidation tests that showed the soil has consolidated as much as it is going to and an epoxy treatment into the crack was recommended as a simple repair, along with establishing a couple of monitoring points to watch for future settling.
Frank Cooley spoke during public input and said he had spent hours studying the engineering reports regarding the Mancos shale under the new building and believes the problems with the Mancos shale have not been addressed properly by the school board.
Board member Jerry Oldland suggested a workshop be held next Tuesday at 3 p.m. at the elementary school for board members and interested citizens to walk around the outside of the building.
In other business, the school board adopted the school calendar for 2012-2013 and will review a preliminary budget at the May 15 board meeting.